Earlier, several reports indicated that masses of fishes in Lake Velence, the third largest lake in Hungary, are perishing. According to the latest news, not only fish but also birds are now dying in large numbers.
Compared to the average level, 80 centimetres were missing from the level of Lake Velence this year. The catchment area of the lake is very small, so the water level of the lake depends to a large extent on the weather conditions. In recent years, a problematic situation has developed due to low rainfall and high heat. Due to the low water level, the wildlife of the lake is dying.
A proposal has been made to restore wildlife, but the Hungarian government has not accepted it as it is too expensive.
They do not completely shy away from the solution, but currently, the economy’s recovery comes first, writes portfolio.hu. The damage is enormous; more than 1800 kilograms of fish died in Lake Velence. Furthermore, the situation has worsened since
more and more bird carcasses are being discovered by the locals.
No official information is available yet, but several individuals and NGOs have reported mass bird deaths. “Several days ago, in addition to another fish death wave, the birds began to die in larger numbers,” writes volunteer Szabolcs Homoródi. In a part where birds were once crowded, 10-20 carcasses and two sick seagulls have now been found. According to Homoród, the animals show symptoms of paralytic disease. This was later confirmed by the Dunaharaszti Tollas Barát Civil Animal Hospital.
Volunteers ask whoever finds a sick bird to ask for help.
This is because many more specimens can be saved, while the animals left alone will almost certainly die. Injured birds should be approached with caution but not feared. The injured birds are transported to Sukoró Wild Bird Hospital, or Dunaharaszti, writes napi.hu.
The volunteers hope that the authorities and the competent authorities will be involved in saving flora and fauna. Without proper infrastructure and money, the problem will not be solved.