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February 3rd, 2012
Remote Sensing Shows China’s Wetland Decrease

Seventy-nine percent of China’s wetlands are poorly protected and their total coverage is shrinking as well, according to a survey released on Thursday, February 2, also known as World Wetlands Day. The country’s natural wetland reserves have decreased by more than 8,000 square km over the past three decades, with marshes and lakelands reduced the most, according to the survey, which was released by the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Read More