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Government takes measures to rehabilitate Honghu Lake in China's Hubei
Last Updated: 2018-08-17 10:15 | Xinhua
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Photo taken on Aug. 15, 2018 shows the scenery of the Honghu Lake in Honghu City, central China's Hubei Province. Honghu Lake, Hubei Province's biggest lake, is "a place better than paradise" with abundant fish, rice, lotus and ducks, says a popular Chinese folk song. This was true until overfishing ruined the 41,000-hectare wetland. To revive Honghu, local government has taken a series of protective measures, such as getting rid of all the fences and nets used to trap fish, monitoring water quality and using treatments that target specific problems, and relocating fishermen living around the lake. Now, after continuous efforts, the lake is coming back to life. Water quality has largely been rehabilitated, and the number of wild birds living here has risen from 2,000 to more than 100,000. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

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