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The Chinese Alligator: Species on the Brink

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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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The Chinese Alligator
The Chinese Alligator. Image by Sean Gallagher. China, 2010.

As China continues its rapid economic development, the wetlands of the country are increasingly coming under threat.

Many of the species that inhabit these wetlands are being pushed to the brink of extinction, including the Chinese Alligator. Only 120 individuals are now estimated to be left in the wild, as a result of wetlands reclamation since the 1950's.

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