30 Nov '12, 4pm

Flamingos at Risk of Losing a Mating Lake

Flamingos at Risk of Losing a Mating Lake

Anup Shah/Getty Images Lesser flamingos gather at Lake Natron, Tanzania to breed. Every year, rippling pink streamers descend from the sky and settle on Lake Natron in Tanzania, East Africa, materializing into thousands of mating flamingo pairs. East Africa is home to 75 percent of the world’s population of lesser flamingos , and Lake Natron offers the most important breeding ground for these otherwise nomadic birds. Up to 2.5 million can settle there at breeding time when conditions are right, and this year is one of the most significant breeding events in recent time. Large groups were spotted flying toward the lake this month, and several hundred thousand are already gathered there. The expected population boom could strengthen the position of conservation groups intent on halting construction of an industrial plant that will lay pipes across the lake’s surface to extra...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/flamingos-at-ri...

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