3 edition of Water deposits and wetlands require conservation. found in the catalog.
Water deposits and wetlands require conservation.
Written in English
At head of title: Academy of Sciences of the Estonian S.S.R. Commission for Nature Conservation.
|Statement||[Edited by V. Masing. Translated by A.R. Hone]|
|Contributions||Mazing, Viktor Viktorovich, ed., Eesti NSV Teaduste Akadeemia. Looduskaitse Komisjon.|
|LC Classifications||QH77.E75 W37|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||72|
|LC Control Number||80515690|
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Under the programme, wetlands have been identified by the MoEF which require urgent conservation and management interventions. Criteria for identification of wetlands of national importance under NWCP are the same as those prescribed under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
The regulatory process is often initiated at the local level (city, county, watershed district, watershed management organization or soil and water conservation district) where program representatives can identify which regulations apply depending on the location and nature of the proposed activity that may effect wetlands or other water resources.
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