Authorities in China are investigating the unnatural deaths of more than 6,000 critically endangered Chinese sturgeon. Photo: Thepaper.cn
Authorities in China are investigating the unnatural deaths of more than 6,000 critically endangered Chinese sturgeon. Photo: Thepaper.cn

What price eco-tourism? 6,000 Chinese sturgeon die during construction of ‘green’ resort

  • Deaths of critically endangered fish, 36 of them among first to be artificially bred, caused by stress, report says
  • After 140 million years on Earth, species has been pushed to brink of extinction by pollution, overfishing and dam building along its native Yangtze River

Authorities in China are investigating the unnatural deaths of more than 6,000 critically endangered Chinese sturgeon. Photo: Thepaper.cn
Authorities in China are investigating the unnatural deaths of more than 6,000 critically endangered Chinese sturgeon. Photo: Thepaper.cn
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