peat swamp

Why Should We Conserve Southeast Asia’s Peat Swamp Forests?

David S. Wilcove, Professor & Xingli Giam, Ph.D. candidate
, , UCS

A fetid swamp filled with dangerous animals and diseases.  A vast expanse of muck serving no useful purpose.  A century ago, that was the way people viewed the Everglades in the United States, and they went about ditching and draining this amazing wetland until much of it had been converted to “useful” cropland and pastures, and the wildlife had been decimated.  Read more >

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