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Thousands of flamingos found dead in Turkey, alarming environmentalists

16/07/2021 06:28 PM | Click to read full article

Thousands of flamingos were found dead on the dry bed of Turkey's Lake Tuz, alarming environmentalists and prompting authorities to investigate what caused the mass deaths. Drone footage from the area showed hundreds of flaminglets partly buried in dried parts of Lake Tuz, in Turkey's central province of Konya.

Environmentalists said the deaths stemmed from the agricultural irrigation practices in the region, along with the repercussions of climate change and drought.