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Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus), GREECE/LAKE KERKINI, MACEDONIA.<br />
At 16 kilos and with a 3 metre wing span, the Dalmatian pelican is, together with the great bustard and the mute swan, a competitor for the title  ”The World’s Heaviest Flying Bird”. All three species live in Europe. The Dalmatian pelican has made a very successful comeback in the last 30 years, thanks mainly to nature protection measures. Now it is quickly becoming a very valuable nature tourism asset. Lake Kerkini is one of the most productive fish waters in Europe, and supports as well as a vibrant fishery industry also tens of thousands of pairs of breeding cormorants, herons, spoonbills, grebes and pelicans. In 2009 an EU-financed cleanup campaign removed decades of plastic and other garbage from the lake. Can we make a difference? Yes, we can! Nature conservation works!<br />
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Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus), GREECE/LAKE KERKINI, MACEDONIA.
At 16 kilos and with a 3 metre wing span, the Dalmatian pelican is, together with the great bustard and the mute swan, a competitor for the title ”The World’s Heaviest Flying Bird”. All three species live in Europe. The Dalmatian pelican has made a very successful comeback in the last 30 years, thanks mainly to nature protection measures. Now it is quickly becoming a very valuable nature tourism...
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