博客 Blog

Hainan Island will plant mangroves to save its wetlands

Hainan, the southern Chinese tropical island, hopes to save its wetlands through a scheme that aims to plant more than 9 square kilometers of mangroves on its low-lying beaches over the next decade.
Water quality in the wetlands has deteriorated, according to a report on Chinese web-portal sina.com, which shows increasingly high levels of nitrogen and phosphorous in lakes and reservoirs.
 
The mangroves, once planted, will triple the current area covered by mangroves on the island.
 
Experts say that the principal threat to Hainan’s wetlands come from, among other, the construction of cities, misuse of wetlands, and increases in pollution.
 

Now more than ever…

chinadialogue is at the heart of the battle for truth on climate change and its challenges at this critical time.

Our readers are valued by us and now, for the first time, we are asking for your support to help maintain the rigorous, honest reporting and analysis on climate change that you value in a 'post-truth' era.

Support chinadialogue

发表评论 Post a comment

评论通过管理员审核后翻译成中文或英文。 最大字符 1200。

Comments are translated into either Chinese or English after being moderated. Maximum characters 1200.

评论 comments