Based on fieldwork and satellite analysis conducted between March and November 2017, Greenpeace East Asia has identified immediate threats to Jiangsu’s wetlands, including to the habitat of the spoon-billed sandpiper.
Land fill presents a major threat to Jiangsu’s wetlands. Other threats include industrial wastewater discharge and legal loopholes that allow construction within nature reserves. Numerous critical wetland areas have not been included within Jiangsu’s draft ecological red lines and remain entirely unprotected.
Based on the findings of this report, Greenpeace calls for an immediate halt to the Tiaozini land fill project and for the area to be included within Jiangsu’s ecological red lines. No construction or land fill should be permitted within red line areas.