Dozens of dead water birds found dead in a lake in Puerto del Rosario, Spain

Bird Alert

Fuerteventura investigates the death of a score of birds in wetlands of the Island.

The Cabildo de Fuerteventura , through the Ministry of the Environment directed by Natalia Evora , has activated the Animal Health Protocol, after detecting the presence of dead birds in the reservoir of Los Molinos (Rural Park of Betancuria, Puerto del Rosario) and Fuerteventura Golf ( Caleta de Fuste , Antigua). Specifically, it is 25 copies of cinnamon jars and some others of common egret . The protocol establishes the sampling of waters for analysis and fluids of live animals, which are analyzed in the central veterinary laboratory to detect possible botulism.

In addition to these specimens have been collected other live ( 7 cinnamon jars and a common coot in the dam of Los Molinos and 2 common egrets in Fuerteventura Golf), which are kept under observation and care by the team of veterinarians of La Lajita Zoo , with which Cabildo de Fuerteventura has an agreement for injured or injured wildlife assistance.

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