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    wetlands shrink in Changsha , Hunan

    China is facing environment problems. Changsha city, of Hunan province in South China, once had much more wetlands than now. The photos of following show how it happened.
    In the dusk , a fisherman is collecting his fishnet in the Songya Lake in Xingsha of Changsha city of Hunan Province, in July 2012. This year, the lake shrinks to a smaller range; by contrast, the surrounding real estates grow bigger, and the traces of wild birds are gone. (pic 01 source

    In the year 2011, Pan Xuebing, a photographer who taking photos for birds took the picture. Nowadays, it is difficult to find the kind of birds flying over beautiful wetlands, so people can only imagine the scene in the city. (pic 02 source

    Two fans of watching birds are taking photos beside Daze Lake.(pic 03 source

    Two persons are fishing in Songya Lake after driving their car to there. (pic 04 source

    The photo shows that the old view of Caijia island before the dem built..(pic 05 source

    Caijia island had wetlands in the middle of Xiang River, where the wetland was gone after dem was built in the upstream . (pic 06 source

    In the advertisements, real estates use wetlands as the advantages for their products .( pic 08 source

    Near Houzishi Bridage , an broad shows the irony that at least three advertisements use Yanghu Wetland as selling advantages of wetlands.(pic 09 source:rednet)

    Tourists grow more to visit Meixi Lake, after the facilities are built surround the lake along with the real estates keeping developed. (pic 10 source:rednet)

    More Tourists come to Yanghu Wetlands. They are suprised by the views there by walking on the wooden bridges on the wetlands. Wild duck head out the weed of the lake. (pic 11)

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