, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp 782–786 | Cite as

China’s Wetlands: Conservation Plans and Policy Impacts

  • Zongming Wang
  • Jianguo Wu
  • Marguerite Madden
  • Dehua Mao


Taihu Lake Natural Wetland National Wetland Inventory State Forestry Wetland Conservation 
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This research was jointly supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Nos. 2012CB956103, 2009CB421103) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 40930527).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zongming Wang
    • 1
  • Jianguo Wu
    • 2
  • Marguerite Madden
    • 3
  • Dehua Mao
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment, Northeast Institute of Geography and AgroecologyChinese Academy of SciencesChangchunChina
  2. 2.School of Life Sciences & Global Institute of SustainabilityArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  3. 3.Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping Science (CRMS), Department of GeographyThe University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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