Create nature reserves in the Shanghai area to preserve biodiversity

Create nature reserves in the Shanghai area to preserve biodiversity

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Yifei Zhou started this petition to Shanghai Municipal Government

Habitat loss and nature degradation by human activities and development are the most significant threats to biodiversity in China. Increasing urbanization in the city of Shanghai has caused urban sprawl to expand to more inland and coastal areas.  These areas are important migratory grounds for many species of birds and the home to a wealth of flora and fauna and habitat degradation from urban expansion has begun to threaten biodiversity in the area.

This petition urges the Shanghai Municipal Government to take action to protect the environment and biodiversity reliant on green lands outside the urban center.  By creating more protected areas and nature reserves we can halt the loss of biodiversity and foster recovery for at-risk species.  We urge the municipal government to detach economic growth from ecological degradation and incorporate biodiversity protection into its going global strategies.  The loss of biodiversity effects everyone as delicate ecosystems require balance to sustain themselves.  By introducing more protected areas which prohibit industrial activities, we can protect the wetlands and secure the habitat and food for millions of migratory birds passing through the territory.

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