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Disaster AT LAKE TUZ

Lake Tuz is the second largest lake in Turkey. It is also one of the largest hypersaline lakes in the world. The lake is shallow, but its salty nature makes it favorable for the nesting of migratory birds. That’s why Tuz is also a colony of flamingos. About 10,000 of them are born there each year. Unfortunately, this year there was a disaster. According to Reuters, thousands of young flamingos have died due to the prevailing drought. According to ecologists, it was mainly caused by climate change and irrigation of the surrounding agricultural fields. Turkish authorities deny the second charge and deny that agriculture is responsible for the deaths of the flamingos.

Lake Tuz is recognized by ecologists as unique. In 2000, it was classified as a specially protected area. This is to protect land biodiversity, natural and cultural resources.