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Collection: Land Reclamation Projects Threaten the Last Remaining Coastal Wetlands in China (Photos & Video)

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The speed and scale of land reclamation is the primary threat to the environment of China's coastal wetlands. During land reclamation projects, huge changes take place in the local biodiversity and habitat of migratory birds and other species, but also for those fishermen communities who have been closely bound up with the coastal wetlands from generation to generation. The reclamation projects that are occupying the coastal wetlands illegally and the poor supervision of land use after the reclamation have caused great damage and threats to the natural coastal wetlands and local biodiversity.
To protect the 800 million mu (1mu=0.0006667km²) wetland in China and preserve the national ecological security, it is necessary to effectively delineate and implement the “red line” protection, a set of ecological guidelines issued on February 2017 by Chinese central authorities that will declare certain regions under mandatory and rigorous protection.
The Spoon-Billed Sandpiper's Story
1 Jan, 2018
The Spoon-Billed Sandpiper's Story
Four Reasons to Protect China's Coastal Wetlands - Web Video (Clean)
18 Dec, 2017
Four Reasons to Protect China's Coastal Wetlands - Web Video (Clean)
Four Reasons to Protect China's Coastal Wetlands - Web Video (English)
18 Dec, 2017
Four Reasons to Protect China's Coastal Wetlands - Web Video (English)
Light-painting Display on Reclaimed Urban Land in China
25 Oct, 2017
Light-painting Display on Reclaimed Urban Land in China
Light-painting Display on Reclaimed Urban Land in China
22 Oct, 2017
Light-painting Display on Reclaimed Urban Land in China
Light-painting Display on Reclaimed Urban Land in China
23 Oct, 2017
Light-painting Display on Reclaimed Urban Land in China
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
28 Oct, 2017
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
28 Oct, 2017
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
28 Oct, 2017
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
27 Oct, 2017
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
27 Oct, 2017
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
27 Oct, 2017
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
27 Oct, 2017
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
27 Oct, 2017
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
27 Oct, 2017
Before & After Land Reclamation Comparison of Wetlands in China
Xiao Yang Kou Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province, China
24 Oct, 2017
Xiao Yang Kou Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province, China
Xiao Yang Kou Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province, China
24 Oct, 2017
Xiao Yang Kou Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province, China
Dafeng Amusement Park in Jiangsu Province, China
23 Oct, 2017
Dafeng Amusement Park in Jiangsu Province, China
Signs for Dafeng Amusement Park in Jiangsu Province, China
23 Oct, 2017
Signs for Dafeng Amusement Park in Jiangsu Province, China
Lianyun Real Estate Development in Jiangsu Province, China
22 Oct, 2017
Lianyun Real Estate Development in Jiangsu Province, China
Lianyun Real Estate Development in Jiangsu Province, China
22 Oct, 2017
Lianyun Real Estate Development in Jiangsu Province, China
Lianyun Real Estate Development in Jiangsu Province, China
22 Oct, 2017
Lianyun Real Estate Development in Jiangsu Province, China
Lianyun Real Estate Development in Jiangsu Province, China
22 Oct, 2017
Lianyun Real Estate Development in Jiangsu Province, China
Chongming Island in Shanghai
26 Oct, 2017
Chongming Island in Shanghai
Dafeng elk Nature Reserve, Jiangsu Province, China
30 Aug, 2017
Dafeng elk Nature Reserve, Jiangsu Province, China
The Empty Dafeng Amusement Park, Jiangsu Province, China
30 Aug, 2017
The Empty Dafeng Amusement Park, Jiangsu Province, China
“Xiaoyangkou Reloading Equipment” Base Under Construction
29 Aug, 2017
“Xiaoyangkou Reloading Equipment” Base Under Construction
Yellowfin Goby in Shallow Sea after the Ebb in China
20 Aug, 2017
Yellowfin Goby in Shallow Sea after the Ebb in China
Mud Snail on Wetland in China
20 Aug, 2017
Mud Snail on Wetland in China
Mud Snail on Wetland in China
20 Aug, 2017
Mud Snail on Wetland in China
Tiaozini Wetlands, Dongtai, Jiangsu Province, China
19 Aug, 2017
Tiaozini Wetlands, Dongtai, Jiangsu Province, China
Mudskipper in the Wetland in China
19 Aug, 2017
Mudskipper in the Wetland in China
Tiaozini Wetlands, Dongtai, Jiangsu Province, China
19 Aug, 2017
Tiaozini Wetlands, Dongtai, Jiangsu Province, China
Sand Extraction in Jiangsu Province, China
19 Aug, 2017
Sand Extraction in Jiangsu Province, China
Tiaozini Wetlands, Dongtai, Jiangsu Province, China
19 Aug, 2017
Tiaozini Wetlands, Dongtai, Jiangsu Province, China
Tiaozini Wetlands, Dongtai, Jiangsu Province, China
19 Aug, 2017
Tiaozini Wetlands, Dongtai, Jiangsu Province, China
Coastal Barrier in the Yellow Sea near Shanghai
17 Aug, 2017
Coastal Barrier in the Yellow Sea near Shanghai
Coastal Wetlands Scenery in China
30 Jun, 2017
Coastal Wetlands Scenery in China
Tiaozini Wetlands, Dongtai, Jiangsu Province, China
30 Jun, 2017
Tiaozini Wetlands, Dongtai, Jiangsu Province, China
Wetland Fisherman Weaves Fishing Baskets in China
20 Aug, 2017
Wetland Fisherman Weaves Fishing Baskets in China
Wetland Fisherman on Boat in China
19 Aug, 2017
Wetland Fisherman on Boat in China
Fisherman on Boat in China
17 Aug, 2017
Fisherman on Boat in China
Fishermen on Boat in China
17 Aug, 2017
Fishermen on Boat in China
Wetland Mud Snails Fishermen in China
29 Jun, 2017
Wetland Mud Snails Fishermen in China
Wetland Fisherman in a Livestock Farm in China
29 Jun, 2017
Wetland Fisherman in a Livestock Farm in China
Wetland Fishermen Set out for Fishing in China
29 Jun, 2017
Wetland Fishermen Set out for Fishing in China
Wetland Fishermen Sell Mud Snails in China
29 Jun, 2017
Wetland Fishermen Sell Mud Snails in China
Coastal Wetlands in Jiangsu Province, China
29 Jun, 2017
Coastal Wetlands in Jiangsu Province, China
Coastal Wetlands in Jiangsu Province, China
29 Jun, 2017
Coastal Wetlands in Jiangsu Province, China
Coastal Wetlands in Jiangsu Province, China
29 Jun, 2017
Coastal Wetlands in Jiangsu Province, China
Coastal Wetlands in Jiangsu Province, China
29 Jun, 2017
Coastal Wetlands in Jiangsu Province, China
Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Jiangsu Province, China
28 Oct, 2016
Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Jiangsu Province, China
Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Jiangsu Province, China
25 Sep, 2013
Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Jiangsu Province, China
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