Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 17, 2020

Study Finds Staggering Economic Benefit From Protecting Wetlands

The Revelator reports

Study Finds Staggering Economic Benefit From Protecting Wetlands

For example, in Florida, the loss of just 3% of wetland coverage resulted in $480 million in property damage during just one hurricane.

Mangrove forests, marshes, and seagrass beds protect inland areas from storm surges and strong winds. Over long periods, coastal wetlands like these build up sediment that mitigates sea level rise and local land subsidence.

Read more at Study Finds Staggering Economic Benefit From Protecting Wetlands • The Revelator


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