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China's Wetland Revolution

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Receding waterlines
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China has more wetlands than any country in Asia, and 10 percent of the global total. They are...

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China's wetlands cover approximately 65 million hectares, ranking first in Asia and representing ten percent of the world's total wetlands. These important waters are quickly disappearing.

A crisis is occurring as large parts of China's wetlands have now disappeared, as a result of both climate change and China's rapid economic growth.

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