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China moves cowfish to new habitats

Updated: Mar 20,2015 4:54 PM     english.gov.cn

Researchers carry a cowfish from Poyang Lake, East China’s Jiangxi province, with the aim of transferring it to a new habitat as part of a project to ensure the survival of the species, on March 19 2015. There are only about 1,000 cowfish in China, with nearly half of the total number inhabiting the Poyang Lake. In recent years, the development of shipping as well as overfishing in the lake has caused a decrease in the number of cowfish. The authorities plan to move eight of the fish, four male and four female, to two nature reserves in the provinces of Hubei and Hunan.[Photo by Zhou Mi/Xinhua]

Researchers measure a cowfish on a boat on Poyang Lake, East China’s Jiangxi province, with the aim of transferring it to a new habitat as part of a project to ensure the survival of the species, on March 19 2015. There are only about 1,000 cowfish in China, with nearly half of the total number inhabiting the Poyang Lake. In recent years, the development of shipping as well as overfishing in the lake has caused a decrease in the number of cowfish. The authorities plan to move eight of the fish, four male and four female, to two nature reserves in the provinces of Hubei and Hunan.[Photo by Zhou Mi/Xinhua]

Researchers examine a cowfish on a boat on Poyang Lake, East China’s Jiangxi province, with the aim of transferring it to a new habitat as part of a project to ensure the survival of the species, on March 19 2015. There are only about 1,000 cowfish in China, with nearly half of the total number inhabiting the Poyang Lake. In recent years, the development of shipping as well as overfishing in the lake has caused a decrease in the number of cowfish. The authorities plan to move eight of the fish, four male and four female, to two nature reserves in the provinces of Hubei and Hunan.[Photo by Zhou Mi/Xinhua]

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