Peru Examines Deaths of More Than 500 Pelicans

Posted In Ecosystem Destruction, News
Apr
30

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Photo courtesy of: © Mat Kubota

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The government of Peru is investigating the deaths of more than 500 pelicans found along a 70km (40-mile) stretch of the country’s northern coast. Officials say most appeared to have died on shore over the past few days…

Between January and April of this year, some 800 dead dolphins washed ashore in Lambayeque, according to government figures…

Read Full Article, BBC News

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Más de mil pelícanos fueron encontrados muertos en la costa norte de Perú durante la semana, dijeron el domingo organizaciones de pescadores, mientras el gobierno abrió una investigación sobre las causas de las muertes.

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Mancora Beach, Piura, northwestern coast, Perú. “Local media reports suggest more than 1,200 dead pelicans have been found in the Piura and Lambayeque regions…” BBC. Photo source: ©© Dns

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