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Reserves a paradise for wildlife

OVER the past 20 years, the city has constructed four nature reserves and a hunting-free zone, covering more than 1,000 square kilometers, local forest authorities said yesterday.

The reserves and the zone, which occupy about 13 percent of the city's land area, have become a paradise for local wild animals and plants.

Built in Jinshan, Pudong, Chongming and the mouth of the Yangtze River, these reserves will mainly protect subtropical plants, southern oysters, migrating birds and Chinese sturgeon, said the Shanghai Forest Bureau.

The reserves have provided protection to the routes of migrating birds, and many breeds of endangered species, such as relict gulls and black-faced spoonbills, have appeared there.

The nature reserve at the mouth of the Yangtze has also created a complete wetland ecological environment for aquatic species, providing a satisfactory migratory environment for more than 250 species of fish, officials said.

To improve the function of reserves and the zone, officials have established a monitoring system to observe almost every corner of the areas, preventing poaching. The system can also provide data for rare animal research.


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