The authorities in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in western China say they plan to curb livestock numbers because of chronic overgrazing, according to the Xinhua news agency. Xinjiang currently has 60 million hectares of pasture land that can support up to 26 million head of livestock, but current livestock numbers total 45.3 million. If no measures are taken to curb livestock numbers, then the total number is expected to grow to 52 million by 2005.