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  • Eutrophication in one of the ponds at the Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. Eutrophication occurs when excess nitrates, normally from water pollution, enter the water causing the proliferation of algal blooms. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • Eutrophication in one of the ponds at the Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. Eutrophication occurs when excess nitrates, normally from water pollution, enter the water causing the proliferation of algal blooms. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • Eutrophication in one of the ponds at the Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. Eutrophication occurs when excess nitrates, normally from water pollution, enter the water causing the proliferation of algal blooms. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • CHINA. Beijing. Scene from Beijing West Train Station. 2007.
  • Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Inside the "Living Water Garden" in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The garden is a park aimed at highlighting the importance of the relationship between man and water. 2010
  • The Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis),  Anhui Research Center for Alligator Reproduction. Only 120 individuals remain in the wild in China as a result of wetlands reclamation. Xuancheng City, Anhui Province. China. 2010
  • Ducks walk out into the mangroves on the Leizhou Peninsula, Guangdong Province. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010
  • Inside the mangroves of Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010
  • Tourists visiting Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. This is China's 'first national wetland park,' dubbed as such to act as a role model to all other wetlands in China and to supposedly show how to effectively manage and restore wetlands, notably urban wetlands. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • Children visiting Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. This is China's 'first national wetland park,' dubbed as such to act as a role model to all other wetlands in China and to supposedly show how to effectively manage and restore wetlands, notably urban wetlands. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • A discarded lily leaf lies on a boardwalk in the Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. This is China's 'first national wetland park,' dubbed as such to act as a role model to all other wetlands in China and to supposedly show how to effectively manage and restore wetlands, notably urban wetlands. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • A mother and her child attempt to catch rain in a leaf at The Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. This is China's 'first national wetland park,' dubbed as such to act as a role model to all other wetlands in China and to supposedly show how to effectively manage and restore wetlands, notably urban wetlands. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • The Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis),  Anhui Research Center for Alligator Reproduction. Only 120 individuals remain in the wild in China as a result of wetlands reclamation. Xuancheng City, Anhui Province. China. 2010
  • Infant Chinese Alligators (Alligator sinensis),  Anhui Research Center for Alligator Reproduction. Only 120 individuals remain in the wild in China as a result of wetlands reclamation. Xuancheng City, Anhui Province. China. 2010
  • The Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis),  Anhui Research Center for Alligator Reproduction. Only 120 individuals remain in the wild in China as a result of wetlands reclamation. Xuancheng City, Anhui Province. China. 2010
  • A woman works in her fields which have been converted from mangroves into paddy fields, on the Leizhou Peninsula, Guangdong Province. Over the past century, the world has lost over 50% of its coastal mangroves. They have been cleared mainly to make way for commercial shrimp and fish farms. The unique trees which live in salt water are valued for the ability to protect shorelines and are home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 2010
  • Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland body of water lies at over 3000m on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lake has been shrinking in recent decades, as a result of increased water-usage for local agriculture. Qinghai Province. China. 2010
  • An old discarded boat in the Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. This is China's 'first national wetland park,' dubbed as such to act as a role model to all other wetlands in China and to supposedly show how to effectively manage and restore wetlands, notably urban wetlands. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • Tourists in a coffee shop suspended above West Lake in Hangzhou, one of the most visited tourists sites in China. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • Tourists walk on boardwalks in the Xixi wetlands which lie in the west of the city of Hangzhou. This is China's 'first national wetland park,' dubbed as such to act as a role model to all other wetlands in China and to supposedly show how to effectively manage and restore wetlands, notably urban wetlands. Zhejiang Province. China. 2010
  • Children play in the "Living Water Garden" in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The garden is a park aimed at highlighting the importance of the relationship between man and water. 2010
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