Panda habitats in Sichuan threatened by Chinese mining companies

A report has found that phosphate mining in Longmen Mountain, Sichuan greatly exacerbates the risk of landslides and other geological disasters, threatening the safety of miners and residents downstream. In addition, phosphate mining has encroached on the region's nature reserve, impacting a native giant panda population.

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Photo essay | 2012-09-06 at 6:00

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