Impact details: wetland loss

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A low area of land that is, at least some of the time, regularly flooded or saturated with water is called wetland. Swamps, marshes and bogs are some examples of these aquatic habitats where plants are predominant. Wetlands are sensitive to sea-level rise by reason that their location is intimately linked to sea level. Intensified flooding and increased salinity - impacts of sea-level rise - could erode the outer boundary of these wetlands, especially this of areas with small tide ranges, which are the most vulnerable ones. Drainage due to agricultural conversion or land reclamation is another reason for wetland loss.
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Potential wetland loss [%] (1m SLR)
Potential wetland loss [%] (2m SLR)