Sunday, 23 April 2017

Evrota Delta and the Conservation Challenge

IWhile much of the delta was converted to agricultural use years ago there are, if you know where to look, still some great areas for wildlife. The picture below shows the largest area of remaining wet grassland and marsh in the eastern part of the delta (with a hunting Marsh Harrier).

It was therefore a shame to see some of these remaining wilder areas of natural habitat within the Natura 2000 site boundaries being lost. Close to where the large flock of 180 Glossy Ibis were feeding and roosting there was an active waste tip burying an area of seasonal marsh.

Further on an area that use to be sand dune grassland was now potato fields.

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