Save Portugal’s Algarve birds

This video from Portugal says about itself:

Some birds at Quinta de Lago in the Algarve.

Purple Swamp Hen (Purple Gallinule).

This is really important to me, as I myself was in the Portuguese Algarve region and saw its beautiful birdlife.

From BirdLife:

Sign petition: stop wild life sanctuary destruction

Thu, Sep 20, 2012

A recent decision by the Portuguese government to develop parts of Lagoa dos Salgados, a lagoon in the Algarve area, is likely to have a detrimental impact on the wildlife in the area, including a vital nesting and migration sanctuary for birds.

Some of the species of birds that can be found at the site include Grebes, Gulls, Little Terns, Coots, Flamingos, the rare Purple Gallinule, Black Terns, Peregrines, Black Winged Kites, and Collared Pratincoles, amongst many other wild life species.

A petition has been launched to stop the development and if it reaches 40,000 signatures the issue will be raised in the Portuguese Parliament.

The Internet petition is here.

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