As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Bohai reclamation projects threaten migratory bird habitats

Staff Reporter 
08:58 (GMT+8)

The coastal areas of the Bohai Sea in northeastern China, long a habitat for birds flying one of the world's eight major migration routes, is being been replaced by massive sea reclamation projects and aquaculture farms, reports Chinese online news service the Paper.

Bohai Sea is the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea on the coast of northeastern China. Its proximity to Beijing makes it one of the busiest seaways in the world.

A Chinese research team made up of experts including Su Jilan, an academician at a research institute run by China's State Oceanic Administration, has found that during the 2006-2010 Five-Year Plan Beijing launched to boost economic development, land reclamation projects in coastal provinces and cities around China created some 5,000 square kilometers of new land.

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