A Rehabilitated Wetland in Southeastern China that Supports Traditional Ways of Fishing and Farming: The Xixi National Wetland Park, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Cui, L.J. and S.L. Ai (eds.)

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There are six principle restoration and conservation goals at Xixi: a priority on minimal ecological interference; Preservation of the historic site configuration; recognition of traditional culture; consideration of human needs; and sustainable development, to restore wetland ecosystem and its biodiversity entirely. For example, during the implementing of restoration project, previously isolated water patches were integrated to allow the free association of different species in a larger space and to provide desirable food sources for birds attracted to the site. The Xixi Wetland has undergone a restoration of both its natural ecology and its cultural heritage, and it is a unique combination of city life, agriculture and traditional culture in China.

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