chang jiang river

chang jiang river species decreased


chang jiang runs through many provinces, and provides for 1/3 of the chinese population. however, human construction, pollutions and intensive hydropower development have been blocking the channels and lowering the water temperature. habitat of the fishes are damaged and their growth pattern are affected. there used to be 143 spices of fishes in the chang jiang river, but there are only 17 of them now. experts suggested to reserve some channels as protection areas, and stop fishing to give time and space for the fishes to recover.


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