In Goto City, Nagasaki, junior high school students are working to create a new wintering spot for cranes. While more than 10,000 cranes head to Kagoshima Prefecture in the fall to spend winter, fewer rice fields and wetlands are believed by some to increase the risk of bird flu infections due to congestion. The Nagasaki students created 1.3-meter-high crane figures and installed them on the ground of Hisaka Island, hoping cranes would consider it another ideal habitat. Source: Mainichi
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