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Turkey | Drought kills 1000+ baby flamingos at protected Lake Tuz; enviros blame ag practices, CC

ISTANBUL, July 15 (Reuters) - Thousands of baby flamingos have died at Turkey's Lake Tuz in the past two weeks from a drought that environmentalists said was the result of climate change and agricultural irrigation methods.


Drone footage of the large saline lake in Turkey's central province of Konya showed dead flaminglets lying partially buried in dried mud. Lake Tuz is home to a flamingo colony where up to 10,000 flaminglets are born every year.


https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/thousands-flamingos-die-drought-central-turkey-2021-07-15/

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