• Major coastal developments have been one of the major causes of mangrove loss in 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
  • A man looks out onto one of the main channels of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System. The system is regarded as an "ancient Chinese engineering marvel." By naturally channeling water from the Min River during times of flood, the irrigation system served to protect the local area from flooding and provide water to the Chengdu basin. Sichuan Province. 2010
  • CHINA. Shanghai. The 'old town' of Shanghai is slowly being redeveloped as prime real estate is converted into more modern developments. Shanghai is a sprawling metropolis or 15 million people situated in south-east China. It is regarded as the country's showcase in development and modernity in modern China. This rapid development and modernization, never seen before on such a scale has however spawned countless environmental and social problems. 2008.
  • A man carries reeds, harvested from the Zhalong Wetlands, Heilongjiang Province. China. 2011
  • A stone statue of a mythological beast guards the entrance to the Shanghai Museum.<br />
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  • Pedestrians and a bicyclist in central Beijing.<br />
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  • Dongting Lake, Hunan Province. Dongting Lake has decreased in size in recent decades as a result of land reclamation and damming of the Yangtze. China. 2010
  • On the road to Ganden monastery near Lhasa, a Tibetan Mastiff dog stands on a small table. Traditionally, this fearsome dog was used by farmers to protect their livestock from wolves and bears. Now, many act as props for tourists to have their photo take with, providing basic incomes for local farmers.
  • A dog stands in river in the town of Sershul, in Sichuan Province on the Tibetan Plateau. The Sanjiangyuan or Three Rivers Headwater region of western China contains the sources of the Yangtze, Mekong and Yellow Rivers.
  • A dog hides in the shade in the town of Zaduo, in the far interior of the Tibetan Plateau., in western China.
  • CHINA. Sichuan Province. Chongqing. A woman and her pet dog in a park near to The Yangtze River which is at its lowest level in 150 years as a result of a country-wide drought. Chongqing is a city of over 3,000,000 people, famed for being the capital of China between 1938 and 1946 during World War II. It is situated on the banks of the Yangtze river, China's longest river and the third longest in the world. Originating in Tibet, the river flows for 3,964 miles (6,380km) through central China into the East China Sea at Shanghai.  2008.
  • A small dog tied to a tree in a village in western Sichuan Province, China.
  • A young man and his dog in the Jiuzhaigou National Park. Sichuan Province. China.
  • A dog crosses a small water channel emitting industrial waste water into the Ganges River at the city of Kanpur. The river has become heavily polluted at this point along the river because of pollution from nearby leather tanneries.
  • A dog lies next to a severely polluted water channel. The water comes from nearby tanneries which release untreated waste water directly into channels that run through local communities.
  • Dogs in the streets of the town of Zaduo, in the far interior of the Tibetan Plateau, in western China. Relocation communities been created to house nomadic herders moved from the highland grasslands. The nomads have been blamed for contributing to the deterioration of the grasslands, so have been moved, sometimes forcibly, into newly built towns that can be found across the plateau.
  • Dogs in the streets of the town of Zaduo, in the far interior of the Tibetan Plateau, in western China. Relocation communities been created to house nomadic herders moved from the highland grasslands. The nomads have been blamed for contributing to the deterioration of the grasslands, so have been moved, sometimes forcibly, into newly built towns that can be found across the plateau.
  • Dogs in a construction site in a migrant worker village on the outskirts of Beijing.
  • Dogs outside of a monastery in the town of Zaduo on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China.
  • CHINA. Hubei Province. Wuhan. Dogs in an enclosure in Wuhan zoo. In many of China's 'second-tier' cities, away from the modern zoos in the megacities of Beijing and Shanghai, hide a plethora of smaller unknown zoos. In these zoos, what can only be described as animal abuse is subtly taking place in the form of deprivation of light, space, sanitation and social contact with other animals. Living in awful conditions, these animals spend there days entertaining tourists who seem oblivious to the animals' plight and squalid existence. 2008..
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