Going Further


This chapter walked you through a search with pre-selected criteria. Use the Ramsar Wetland Data Gateway again, this time making your own choices about the location, size, and kind of wetland you'd like to find. Keep in mind that the more search criteria you add, the fewer the number of wetland sites that will fit your search, so don't add too many restrictions.

You may also want to see if you can use the Gateway to locate wetlands near you, or sites that support specific types of plants or animals.

Other Data

Read Ramsar Remote Sensing Case Studies to learn about using remote sensing to analyze Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance.

You can also learn more about wetlands at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Other Techniques

The RSIS WebMapper also has a direct link to Google Earth. You can use this to do further investigation and visual analysis of the wetland site and its surrounding area.

Case Studies with Tool

Protecting Wetlands from Exurban DevelopmentUse My World GIS to examine land-use changes around Macclenny, Florida. Propose locations for future development that minimize impacts on wetlands.

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