Cyprus activists: Hunters’ lead pellets threaten flamingos

Petros Karadjias

A flamingo stands at a salt lake with the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque in the background, which was built between 1760 and 1796, in the southern coastal city of Larnaca, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow lethal quantities of lead shotgun pellets.