16 Apr '12, 3am

Latest Yangtze dam set to submerge nature preserve

Latest Yangtze dam set to submerge nature preserve

China To Flood Nature Reserve With Latest Yangtze Dam Date: 30-Mar-12 Country: CHINA Author: Lucy Hornby The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in Yichang, Hubei province is seen in this aerial view taken December 2, 2009. Photo: REUTERS China's Three Gorges Corp. on Thursday marked the beginning of construction for a dam that will flood the last free-flowing portion of the middle reaches of the Yangtze, the country's longest river. The 30 billion yuan ($4.75 billion) Xiaonanhai dam is decried by environmentalists because it will flood a nature reserve designed to protect about 40 species of river fish. Completion of the dam would turn the middle section of the Yangtze into a series of reservoirs, leaving "no space for fish", said environmentalist Ma Jun, who has been active for over two years in trying to prevent the dam. "This is the last one, the last section in 2,00...

Full article: http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/65071

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