Shanghai Yangtze Estuarine Wetland Nature Reserve for Chinese Sturgeon
- Site number:1730
- Area:3,760 ha
- Designation date:02-02-2008
- Coordinates:31°31'N 122°04'E
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Shanghai Yangtze Estuarine Wetland Nature Reserve for Chinese Sturgeon. 02/02/08; Shanghai; 3,760 ha; 31°31'N 122°05'E. Nature Reserve. A estuarine salt-fresh water wetlands in the estuarine area of the Yangtze river, the third largest in the world. The wetland provides habitat for IUCN Red Listed species like Baixun or Chinese paddlefish (Psephurus gladius), Baiqitun (Lipotes vexillifer), and Moxiangjing (Physeter macrocephalus), and it provides critical refuge for Chinese Sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis) as well as breeding place for important economic fish species. 332 fish species are found here. Deposition of large amounts of sands, mud and nutrition accelerates the development of coast, maintaining the nutrient level of the water body which plays important role in levelling ground water table, purifying water quality, and stabilizing microclimate conditions. The shipping business is potential threat to site. A management plan is in place. Ramsar site no. 1730. Most recent RIS information: 2008.
- National legal designation:
- Nature Reserve
- Last publication date:02-02-2008