VIDEO: Bakhtegan Lake hosting migratory birds

TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – These days Bakhtegan Lake is hosting the last breeding colony of flamingos and other migratory birds.

Bakhtegan Lake was a salt lake in Fars Province, southern Iran. With a surface area of 3,500 square kilometers it was once Iran's second-largest lake. It was fed by the Kor River. Several dams on the river had significantly reduced water flow into the lake, increasing its salinity and endangering the lake's populations of flamingos and other migratory birds. 

Lake Bakhtegan is now mostly dry.

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