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First satellite map for China’s wetlands

China: Scientists from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said they had made the first satellite map of China’s wetland areas, in order to better monitor and manage the areas. The map, which took scientists two years to complete, comprises 600 scenes of satellite images with each scene covering an area of 34,225 square kilometers, said Gong Peng, chief scientist of the project, who is also a researcher of CAS’s Institute of Remote Sensing Applications.

According to statistics from the institute, China has a natural wetland area of 308,000 square kilometers as of 2000, including natural lakes, marsh, shallow water along the coast, and inter-tidal shoals.