Law Professor Royal Gardner quoted by The Associated Press on wetlands reclamation

Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead

By Matthew Brown and James Brooks
The Associated Press
Nov. 5, 2019


Professor Royal Gardner
Professor Royal Gardner

Wetlands in northern China, the central U.S., northern Africa, India and the Middle East already have been depleted by the pumping of underground aquifers for agriculture.

“We now know the value of wetlands, and we know with increasing precision how many wetlands we’re losing. The next step is for the governments to act,” says Royal Gardner, director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson University in Florida.

This article was originally released by The Associated Press to various news organizations and appeared on The AP’s website on Nov. 5, 2019, with the headline, “Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead.”