Cyprus Activists Say Hunters’ Lead Pellets Threaten Flamingos

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February 28, 2021

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Flamingos walk at a salt lake in the southern coastal city of Larnaca, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Flamingos walk at a salt lake in the southern coastal city of Larnaca, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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Cyprus Activists Say Hunters’ Lead Pellets Threaten Flamingos

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Animal activists in Cyprus are asking officials to expand a hunting ban throughout a group of salt lakes near the coast. They are worried that migrating flamingos could possibly eat deadly amounts of lead shotgunpellets.

A flamingo is a large bird, usually bright pink or orange, that often walks along the water line in coastal areas.

Martin Hellicar is director of Birdlife Cyprus. He said flamingos are at risk of eating the small pellets that lie…

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