Thousands of birds at risk as Andalusian wetland threatened by overexploitation

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Thousands of birds at risk as Andalusian wetland threatened by overexploitation

1 February 2019
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Doñana National Park, in Spain, is a crucial stopover point for thousands of migrating birds. However, over-intensive irrigation is threatening these valuable wetlands.

During the migration season, hundreds of thousands of birds descend upon Doñana National Park in Andalusia, Spain. These thousands of European and African birds all flock to Doñana —an area of low-lying marshes, shallow streams, and rolling sand dunes— to rest, to refuel and to breed.