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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1983)

Document title

Wetland reclamation in Jamaica

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HUDSON B. J. ;

Abstract

Jamaican wetlands were formerly much more extensive. The process of conversion into drylands for agriculture began with the expansion of sugar cane in the eighteenth century. As the coastal towns expanded, reclamation was also implemented for urban development and as anti-malaria measures. Wetland reclamation, however, usually incurs a serious loss of natural resources not always outweighed by the land gained, and a strong case for preserving wetlands in their natural state can be made. (MPM).

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Caribbean Geography Kingston

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 1, no2 [pp. 75-88]

Bibliographic references : 16 réf.

Language

Anglais

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