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Damage to China’s wetlands by invasive cordgrass highlights fight against biodiversity loss

Invasion by exotic cordgrass has hampered the conservation of native wetlands in China’s major protected coastal areas, an international team led by Fudan University’s coastal ecology lab found after analysing three decades of data.They found that cordgrass had invaded four out of seven of the largest coastal wetland protected areas in the country. All are along the Yellow Sea coastline in northeastern China and have been established for at least 20 years.In the Shanghai Jiuduansha Wetland…


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