Record low Danube levels cut down bird populations: WWF

Agence France-Presse: The record low levels of the Danube this summer have caused a drastic drop in bird populations along the Bulgarian and Romanian stretch of the river, environmental group WWF said Tuesday. A week-long WWF bird watching expedition at the end of June counted 3,145 pairs of nesting birds -- herons, cormorants, spoonbils and ibises -- 500 fewer pairs than last year, it said in a statement. The number of birds was also lower compared to another WWF census in 2006. When the river levels are low, water......

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