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Wildlife Wetland Struggling Against Contaminants

Wildlife Wetland Struggling Against Contaminants   Wildlife Wetland Struggling Against Contaminants

Kanibarazan Wetland, a top bird-watching spot in Mahabad County, West Azarbaijan Province, is fighting a battle against contamination, a senior official at the Department of Environment warned. 
According to Farouq Sokhanvar, head of the provincial DOE, the wetland, which has been a popular bird-watching site for domestic and foreign tourists due to attracting flocks of aquatic birds, is being threatened by human-caused pollution. 
“Agrochemicals [including phosphate and nitrate] and wastewater run-off pouring from the surrounding villages into the wetland is putting pressure on the ecological balance and biodiversity of the waterbed,” ISNA quoted the official as saying.
He added that this can be a potential risk to the local ecotourism and consequently the economy. 

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