Drought Caused By Climate Change Kills Thousands Of Baby Flamingos

Breeding Ground Drying Up

22 Jul 2021 by Local Press Report

A severe drought in Turkey’s Lake Tuz has led to the death of thousands of baby flamingos. Environmentalists say the climate crisis is to blame, as well as agricultural irrigation. Lake Tuz – which means Salt Lake in Turkish – is one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world, with a surface area of 1,665km2 (643 sq mi). Approximately 10,000 baby flamingos are born there every year. But this year, only around 5,000 hatched. Many of those who did died soon after.

Source: Plant Based News