White Stork land­fill threat

Bird Watching (UK) - - News Wire -

White Storks are giv­ing up their mi­gra­tory life ow­ing to a love of junk food, say re­searchers from the Univer­sity of East Anglia. A re­port says thou­sands of White Storks now re­side in Spain and Por­tu­gal ev­ery year in­stead of mak­ing the trip to Africa, spend­ing their time in­stead scav­eng­ing from land­fill sites. It is claimed that the White Stork pop­u­la­tion has grown by more than 1,000% since 1980, spark­ing wor­ries that EU di­rec­tives aimed at clos­ing land­fill sites could have a detri­men­tal ef­fect on the species sur­vival.

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