Content being validated
Threats and conflicts
Protected nationally and internationally, the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is threatened by urban, industrial, and agricultural development projects in the coastal areas of lagoons, ponds, and deltas of its habitat. In Camargue, its presence causes conflicts with farmers in spring as the rice fields are filled with water and the flamingo colonies feed on the seeds. As for the maintenance of artificial nesting islets occupied by the colonies from one year to the next, it harms their innate capacity for dispersal and adaptation, essential facing global warming.
Read More
Related content

Médias en cours d’exploration