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CHINA-LAKE/
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December 20, 2019
On Jan. 1 2020, China will ban fishing in environmentally sensitive regions along the Yangtze, China's...
Jiujiang, China
The Wider Image: Fishermen cry foul as China bids to fix drought-hit lake
On Jan. 1 2020, China will ban fishing in environmentally sensitive regions along the Yangtze, China's longest river, and by the start of 2021, fishing throughout the Poyang itself will be prohibited for at least 10 years. Fan, who has worked half his life on the lake, said he and as many as 100,000 other fishermen were being unfairly blamed for mounting local environmental problems and must now find other ways to make a living. "Our sources of income have been cut off. We don't have anything else," he said. "To be honest, we shouldn't be collecting the coins at all because they are owned by the state, but it is only a tiny amount." The government says excessive fishing has brought stocks down to perilously low levels and put endangered species under threat, including China's last surviving river mammal, the Yangtze finless porpoise. But the Poyang, described by President Xi Jinping as a vital "kidney" filtering the water supplies of 40% of China's population, has also been hurt by intensive sand mining, untreated wastewater and the impact of the giant Three Gorges Dam some 560km (350 miles) upstream. Water in the Poyang, which spills off from the middle reaches of the Yangtze River in Jiangxi province, routinely declines in winter. But the lake is now at its lowest in 60 years. With little rain since July, hundreds of shrivelled anchovies and tiny shellfish have been baked into the exposed shoreline flats. REUTERS/Aly Song SEARCH "POYANG LAKE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching Text: CHINA-LAKE/ TEMPLATE OUT
CHINA-WILDLIFE/PORPOISE
RTS2PMTR
September 08, 2019
A porpoise is pictured at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China August...
Nanjing, China
A porpoise is pictured at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing
A porpoise is pictured at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song
CHINA-WILDLIFE/PORPOISE
RTS2PMTP
September 08, 2019
A conservationist keeps watch over porpoises at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province,...
Nanjing, China
A conservationist keeps watch over porpoises at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing
A conservationist keeps watch over porpoises at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song
CHINA-WILDLIFE/PORPOISE
RTS2PMTN
September 08, 2019
Conservationists pose for picture at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China...
Nanjing, China
Conservationists pose for picture at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing
Conservationists pose for picture at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song
CHINA-WILDLIFE/PORPOISE
RTS2PMTJ
September 08, 2019
Porpoises are pictured at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China August...
Nanjing, China
Porpoises are pictured at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing
Porpoises are pictured at the Yangtze river near the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song
BRITAIN-THAMES/
RTS15THZ
May 09, 2017
London's River Thames has been the lifeblood of the British capital since the city's origins as a Roman...
London, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: London's dark river and its secrets
London's River Thames has been the lifeblood of the British capital since the city's origins as a Roman garrison town around 2,000 years ago. The artery through which the world's trade passed at the height of the British Empire, its banks were lined with factories that drove the industrial revolution but left its waters biologically dead. Now, with power stations transformed into galleries, the river is home to seals, the occasional porpoise and has become a much-loved open space. For Reuters photographer Stefan Wermuth most work days are spent a short stroll away from the Thames, covering the political machinations of parliament, the Bank of England or previewing a new exhibition at the Tate Modern gallery. A ramble along the river is a chance to take a breather from the frenetic pace of news to shoot in a slower and more creative way. Over three months, Wermuth walked along the banks of the Thames, photographing the river and the abandoned objects exposed by the receding tide. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth SEARCH "THAMES WERMUTH" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: BRITAIN-THAMES/
OBAMA
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August 15, 2010
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha look at a porpoise as...
Panama City Beach, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Obama and his family go on a boat tour in Florida
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha look at a porpoise as they tour St Andrews Bay aboard the boat "Bay Point Lady" near Panama City Beach, Florida, August 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
OBAMA
RTXS9I2
August 15, 2010
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha look at a porpoise as...
Panama City Beach, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Obama and his family take a boat tour in Florida
U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha look at a porpoise as they tour St Andrews Bay aboard the boat "Bay Point Lady" near Panama City Beach, Florida, August 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Environment
Environment
Vaquita Porpoise on Brink of Extinction - 19 Mar 2008
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MEXICO-PORPOISE/
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March 18, 2008
A Mexican patrol boat (R) checks the boat of a fisherman as they stand guard over California Gulf porpoises,...
SAN FELIPE, Mexico
Mexican patrol boat checks boat of a fisherman as they stand guard over California Gulf porpoises, also...
A Mexican patrol boat (R) checks the boat of a fisherman as they stand guard over California Gulf porpoises, also known as vaquitas in San Felipe in Mexico's state of Baja California, March 7, 2008. The vaquita, a tiny stubby-nosed porpoise found only in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, is on the brink of extinction as more die each year in fishing nets than are being born, biologists say. Picture taken on March 7, 2008. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO)
MEXICO-PORPOISE/
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March 18, 2008
A Mexican patrol boat stands guard over California Gulf porpoises, also known as vaquitas, in San Felipe...
SAN FELIPE, Mexico
Mexican patrol boat stands guard over California Gulf porpoises, also known as vaquitas, in San Felipe...
A Mexican patrol boat stands guard over California Gulf porpoises, also known as vaquitas, in San Felipe in Mexico's state of Baja California March 7, 2008. The vaquita, a tiny stubby-nosed porpoise found only in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, is on the brink of extinction as more die each year in fishing nets than are being born, biologists say. Picture taken on March 7, 2008. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO)
MEXICO-PORPOISE/
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March 18, 2008
A fisherman rests in San Felipe in Mexico's state of Baja California, March 7, 2008, The vaquita, a tiny...
SAN FELIPE, Mexico
A fisherman rests in San Felipe
A fisherman rests in San Felipe in Mexico's state of Baja California, March 7, 2008, The vaquita, a tiny stubby-nosed porpoise found only in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, is on the brink of extinction as more die each year in fishing nets than are being born, biologists say. Picture taken on March 7, 2008. REUTERS/Henry Romero(MEXICO)
MEXICO-PORPOISE/
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March 18, 2008
A California Gulf porpoise, also known as a vaquita, monument (R) is seen in San Felipe in Mexico's state...
SAN FELIPE, Mexico
A California Gulf porpoise, also known as a vaquita, monument is seen near San Felipe in Mexico's state...
A California Gulf porpoise, also known as a vaquita, monument (R) is seen in San Felipe in Mexico's state of Baja California March 7, 2008, The vaquita, a tiny stubby-nosed porpoise found only in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, is on the brink of extinction as more die each year in fishing nets than are being born, biologists say. Picture taken March 7, 2008. REUTERS/Henry Romero(MEXICO)
POLANd/
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May 30, 2007
Greenpeace activists carry coffins with dead dolphins and porpoises in front of the Ministry of Environment...
Warsaw, Poland
Greenpeace activists carry coffins with dead dolphins and porpoises in front of the Ministry of Environment...
Greenpeace activists carry coffins with dead dolphins and porpoises in front of the Ministry of Environment in Warsaw May 30, 2007. The activists were requesting Poland join the International Whaling Commission. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND)
POLAND/
RTR1Q9EK
May 30, 2007
Greenpeace activists hold a banner next to coffins with dead dolphins and porpoises in front of the Ministry...
Warsaw, Poland
Greenpeace activists hold a banner next to coffins with dead dolphins and porpoises in front of the Ministry...
Greenpeace activists hold a banner next to coffins with dead dolphins and porpoises in front of the Ministry of Environment in Warsaw May 30, 2007. The activists were requesting that Poland join the International Whaling Commission. The banner reads: "Last farewell to the Whales". REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND)
ENVIRONMENT WHALING
RTRPICT
June 19, 2003
DEAD HARBOUR PORPOISE LIES ON STRETCHER OUTSIDE WHALING COMMISSION
MEETING DURING GREENPEACE PROTEST...
Berlin, Germany - FDR
DEAD HARBOUR PORPOISE LIES ON STRETCHER OUTSIDE WHALING COMMISSION
MEETING DURING GREENPEACE ...
DEAD HARBOUR PORPOISE LIES ON STRETCHER OUTSIDE WHALING COMMISSION
MEETING DURING GREENPEACE PROTEST IN BERLIN.
ENVIRONMENT WHALING PROTEST
RTRPICN
June 19, 2003
A DEAD HARBOUR PORPOISE LIES ON A STRETCHER DURING A PROTEST OF THE
ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANISATION GREENPEACE...
Berlin, Germany - FDR
A DEAD HARBOUR PORPOISE LIES ON A STRETCHER DURING A PROTEST OF THE
ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANISATION ...
A DEAD HARBOUR PORPOISE LIES ON A STRETCHER DURING A PROTEST OF THE
ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANISATION GREENPEACE IN BERLIN.
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