e bio wetland paper

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Nolan Bradshaw Environmental Bio Research Paper Section 2 10/16/2011 Wetlands When I first heard about wetlands I just think of marshy areas that are worthless and make nice pieces of land look horrible, which have no use to us as humans and we should get rid of them. I assume that is how most would think when they first hear the word wetland, just “mosquito-infested areas” that are annoying and take up space, areas that could have a better more productive use. But just like any new thing you hear about we automatically judge it by the cover. Wetlands are in fact a huge contributor to biodiversity, clean water, flood control, and most importantly they “provide a habitat to millions of species of plants and animals.” Even though wetlands are a big contributor to our ecosystem they still face mass destruction. They are much like our rain forests which are “just as productive and face similar rates of devastation.” People just don’t seem to appreciate our beautiful habitat and realize the importance it brings to us. Because many are looking at wetlands as a “mosquito infested land” they will treat it as such. The main causes of destruction that wetlands face are caused by man. Many look at it as a
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trash land so they treat it like a trash land and will throw their trash in right with it, thinking it will cause no harm because it is just a waste of space anyways. This causes a huge problem when trying to get more people passionate about our “mosquito –infested pieces of swamp” for them to treat it as part of our habitat and not treat it as their personal trash can. “Pollution, construction, and farming are what is destroying” hundreds of thousands of acres every year. Pollution itself is one of the most intoxicating forms of destruction. Just a simple plastic water bottle or emptying one trash can in a wetland can cause huge damage to a wide variety of plants and animals. Another danger is construction because its another place to build homes. Home builders will look at wetlands as a place nobody cares about and will start building neighborhoods there. This gets worse and worse as population increases, there will be more homes build and more wetlands taken out. This leads into the next form of destruction, farming.
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