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The third part of this manual focuses on the peculiarities of the wetlands created, managed and owned by industry. Each chapter concentrates on a single broad category of industrial wetlands. The categories used reflect the findings of the background research carried out by WWT, which sought to identify industrial wetlands which offered significant wildlife value, both actual and potential. The chapters follow a standard format consisting of three parts:
1) a brief introduction that clarifies the types of wetland covered by the chapter, outlines their industrial origins, indicates the extent of the resource and summarises their wildlife value and potential;
2) a discussion of the potential constraints associated with that category of industrial wetland that could influence their wildlife value or potential;
3) an exploration of the opportunities to attract wildlife that draws on information from existing examples and suggests how future designs and management could be adapted to encourage wildlife.
Although Part III (Part III - Industrial wetlands) confines itself to seven broad categories of industrial wetlands, this should not be taken to imply that wetlands of other origins are not of value to wildlife. Fire ponds, for example, have few universal constraints and, consequently, offer tremendous potential in terms of wildlife habitat. In many cases, such wetlands can be adapted to accommodate wildlife simply by adding in appropriate design features, as described in Part II (Part II - Wetland ecology, design, creation and management). Anyone working with a type of wetland not covered by this text is recommended to search for relevant ideas within chapters covering wetlands with similar characteristics and/or constraints and within Part II (Part II - Wetland ecology, design, creation and management).
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