Excavate brackish/saline pools
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Pools are small, discrete water bodies: <8 ha in area or <280 m in diameter (Ramsar Convention Secretariat 2016). They may be permanently or seasonally flooded. Pools may be lost through drainage or filling, or become degraded through pollution, invasion or lack of management. For this intervention, we consider “pools” and “ponds” as synonymous.
To be summarized as evidence for this action, studies must evaluate the effects of excavating pools on emergent vegetation (e.g. coverage of emergent vegetation within permanent pools, or characteristics of vegetation in marshes or swamps around pools). Studies of pools, or zones within pools, that contain little emergent vegetation will be summarized in a future synopsis.
Ramsar Convention Secretariat (2016) An Introduction to the Convention on Wetlands: Ramsar Handbooks 5th Edition. Ramsar Convention Secretariat, Gland.