The biggest salt lake saved in China

15.08.2013

While Southeast Asia is fighting the consequences of the ecological disaster, China is having the good news to the world. Eventually China’s largest salt lake Qinghai is treated! In the late 1990s Chinese environmentalists have started to raise the alarm. The lake began to dry, fish populations, aquatic plants, molluscs and other inhabitants of the lake reduced. So the ecosystem of the lake was changing for the worse, and the situation was about to become irreversible.

At the end of July a surface area of Qinghai Lake has reached 4395 square kilometers, and it is the highest water level since 2005.

In 2008 the Chinese government has developed a huge program to save the lake, on which half a billion yuan has been allotted from the state budget. Five years later there’s the result. At the end of July a surface area of Qinghai Lake has reached 4395 square kilometers, and it is the highest water level since 2005. Populations of flora and fauna of the lake are also gradually recovering. So Qinghai is saved!