A troop of special Chinese ducks is being deployed to combat locusts.
China is helping neighbours Pakistan to fight a swarm of crop-eating pests that threaten regional food security.
At least 100,000 ducks are expected to be sent to Pakistan as early as the second half of this year to combat a desert locust outbreak.
The ducks are “biological weapons” and can be more effective than pesticides.
One duck is able to eat more than 200 locusts a day.
A trial will start in China’s western region of Xinjiang later this year before the ducks are sent to Pakistan.