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Government takes measures to rehabilitate Honghu Lake in China’s Hubei

Updated: Aug 17,2018 11:13 AM     Xinhua

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. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug 15, 2018 shows a boat sailing on the Honghu Lake in Honghu city Central China’s Hubei province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug 15, 2018 shows the scenery of the Honghu Lake in Honghu city, Central China’s Hubei province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug 15, 2018 shows the scenery of the Honghu Lake in Honghu city, Central China’s Hubei province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug 16, 2018 shows tourists visiting the Honghu Ecotourism Scenic Area in Honghu city, Central China’s Hubei province. [Photo/Xinhua]

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