Humid area

salt meadow East Chidham, southern England
humid area in marshal County, Indiana, the USA

a humid area is an area, in which sumps, moorlands, break forests, damp meadows and waters prevail. Flora and fauna are adapted to the presence of water.

Humid areas are placed as racing and wintering place for water - and wading birds after the international convention of Ramsar under protection.

Important humid areas are for example the Pantanal, the Everglades and the Wattenmeer.


  • Claus Peter Hutter (Hrsg.); Alois Kapfer & Peter Poschlod: Sumps and moorlands - biotopes recognize, determine, protect. Far-break publishing house, Stuttgart, Vienna, Berne 1997. ISBN 3-522-72060-1

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