Using this graphic and referring to it is encouraged, and please use it in presentations, web pages, newspapers, blogs and reports.
For any form of publication, please include the link to this page and give the cartographer/designer credit (in this case Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal)
Baltic Sea Region GIS, Maps and Statistical Database (UNEP/GRID-Arendal.
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Wetlands in the Baltic Sea drainage basin
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Percentage of wetlands out of total land area (by grid cell) for the Baltic Sea drainage basin. Wetlands acts as buffers in cases such as antropogenic nutrient releases (which leads to eutrophication) and acidification. The ratios have been estimated from various sources, and resembles the situation at approximately 1990.