Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 395


Chongming Island ecological conservation project

Raanan Katzir
Director, "SACOG," Sustainable Agriculture Consulting Group", 4 Efter St. Tel Aviv, 69362, Israel.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 February 2008
  •  Published: 31 March 2008


Chongming Island is under the framework of Shanghai administration. It is an alluvial Island in the mouth of the Yangtze River. The area is 1041 km 2 and the population is about 700,000 inhabitance. An expected tunnel will combine the island to the main land in the future. The local population will increase and the island is becoming very attractive to tourists. The island could be regarded as a Peri Urban system of Shanghai neighborhood. All these turn Chongming Island into an ecological conservation project directed by Shanghai Academy Agricultural Science (SAAS) organization. The following are few ideas that can reduce the hazard of soil, water, air contamination and other environmental disturbances. Also activities proposed to change the island agricultural features, ecological education campaign and eco-agro tourism projects.  

Key words:  Agroecology, urban and peri urban agriculture, suburb ecological conservation project