ISTANBUL: Thousands of child flamingos have passed away at Turkey’s Lake Tuz in the past 2 weeks from a drought that conservationists stated was the result of climate adjustment and also farming watering approaches.
Drone video footage of the large saline lake in Turkey’s main district of Konya revealed dead flaminglets lying partly hidden in dried out mud. Lake Tuz is home to a flamingo colony where up to 10,000 flaminglets are born yearly.
Turkish Minister of Farming as well as Forestry, Bekir Pakdemirli said around 1,000 birds were thought to have actually passed away but rejected that farming was at fault.
“With much less water as well as boosted concentration ratio in the water, we observed fatalities of flaminglets that were unable to fly,” he claimed.
“I wish to tension that there is no direct or indirect connection between this occurrence and the wells in the area or the agricultural irrigation.” Pakdemirli claimed “the required actions” had been taken, without specifying.
In 2000, Lake Tuz was declared a particularly secured location, a designation that intends to shield organic diversity, natural and social sources.
Environmentalists criticize farming methods in addition to environment change for the dry spell, which saw need for water in the area outstrip supply by 30 percent last year, according to a record released by Turkish environmental structure TEMA.
In 2020, the yearly water reserve in main province of Konya’s close container was 4.5 billion cubic meters, while the usage reached 6.5 billion cubic meters, TEMA located.
Ecologist and wild animals photographer Fahri Tunc claimed water materials from a canal which feeds Lake Tuz were being rerouted for farming.