joi, 12 februarie 2009

Dalmatian Pelicans illegally shot in Romania

SOR (BirdLife in Romania) recently received evidence of illegal hunting activities taking place in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. At least eight dead or injured birds were found in the Uzlina area of the Danube Delta. The dead birds were Vulnerable Dalmatian Pelicans Pelecanus crispus and Pygmy Cormorants Phalacrocorax pygmaeus.

The two species are strictly protected from hunting by Romanian legislation, and accidental shooting can be ruled out because the species that were shot are easy to identify. The fact that their killing occurred in a protected area also increases the severity of the case. The Danube Delta is a Biosphere Reserve, a Ramsar site (Wetland of International Importance), and a Natura 2000 site (Special Protected Area).


Un comentariu:

adela mohanu spunea...

Ce trist. Punem pariu că după ce-l înlătură pe Mihaiu, iar nu mai auzim nimic de ilegalităţile care se petrec în Deltă?