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Green China Dream: Expecting For A Bright Future of The Mangroves

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Author: Lu Di; Zhou Hailang;
Language: English
Format: 22.8 x 15.4 x 1.6 cm
Page: 205
Publication Date: 11/2014
ISBN: 9787508529332
Publisher: China Intercontinental Press
Series: Green China Dream
Table of Contents
GAZING ON MANGROVES 
THE DEATH OF MANGROVES 
CHINA'S BEST MANGROVES - SHANKOU NATIONALECOLOGICAL NATURE RESERVE OF MANGROVES 
SAVING THE MANGROVES 
LIFE IN THE MANGROVES
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Authoritative statistics show that from 1980 to 2000, 1,464.1 hectares of mangroves were occupied in Guangxi, 95% of which was used for building shrimp ponds. Merely from 1986 to 2008, there were 166 shrimp ponds in coastal Guangxi which used to be mangrove tidal flats. Each shrimp pond destroyed 2.64 hectares of mangroves on average and the total mangrove shrinkage area amounted to 438.91 hectares. 
This set of shocking data reveals the main reason for the shrinking mangroves in Guangxi since 1986. 
In terms of the densest Shankou Mangrove Nature Reserve alone,accidents of felling mangroves for building shrimp ponds have happened for six times and seven hectares of mangroves have been destroyed since the establishment of this nature reserve. 
Material civilization is subverting the existing rules, so it would be really difficult to keep people from pursuing fortune. Seeking fortune has become the common rhythm of our time. This fortune express has picked up all fortune seekers and run fast without a break... What people focus on is money, more and more money! Only a few people would consider about the most reasonable speed and the most sustained power. 
These words could strike the alarm bell among people for mangroves.Ⅱ. Catastrophes for Mangroves - Pest Infestation 
Mangrove is a silent treasure trove. Although its enormous ecological and typhoon-proof functions have already been known, it still cannot avoid man-made destruction and has to suffer from climate change. 
The area of Guangxi mangroves reduced from 24,066 hectares over 100 years ago to 15,951 hectares in the early 1950s. In 2001, there were only 8,375 hectares of natural mangroves left in Guangxi, and forest and marine animal resources were reduced by over 80%. The ecosystem functions have been significantly degraded.
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