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Wetlands are comprised of marshes, swamps, bogs and fens. The United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency jointly define wetlands as: Those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas. Wetlands are amongst the richest and most prolific ecosystems which provide important ecological functions to the planet and humans.

United Nations Environment Programme
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