Volunteers plant lotus to feed endangered white cranes

By Xing Yi and Wang Jian in Nanchang | China Daily | Updated: 2018-08-11 07:20
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Two Siberian white cranes are among the several thousand that migrated in December on their annual journey to the Poyang Lake area in Nanchang, Jiangxi province. [Photo by Zhou Haiyan/for China Daily]

In 2016, she learned from local farmers that they had decided to plant rice instead of lotus in the 1.3-million-sq-m field of Wuxing Farm because an increasing number of migrating birds have been eating their lotus since 2012.

"If they plant rice, the white cranes will have no food when they come in November," she said. "I had to act and keep the lotus field for the birds."

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