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6 December, 2019 00:00 00 AM

200,000 fish released into Dianchi Lake

Long Yudan

The tenth year of the Dianchi fish ecological protection operation was launched recently in Kunming. In less than three hours, 200,000 bream and catfish were released into Dianchi Lake, with the help of citizens.

Dianchi Lake is located in the southwest of Kunming. Covering an area of over 300 square kilometers, it is the largest lake on the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau. In the past decade, the fish-releasing program has become an important platform, involving citizens in the protection of Dianchi Lake. To date, the city has released 1.7 million fish into the lake.

In the mid- and late-1980s, the water quality of Dianchi lake progressively deteriorated, which necessitated urgent protection measures. In recent years, Kunming has introduced the river chief system, the ecological compensation mechanism and other initiatives, which have effectively improved the local ecosystems. From January to October 2019, the water quality of Dianchi Lake was designated Class IV, and the water quality of its 27 tributary rivers met the required standard where they flow into the lake. Currently, 23 fish species and 138 bird species are living in the Dianchi Lake basin.                    

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