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White stork chicks ringed

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As part of the effort to protect white storks, which are an endangered species in Greece, 39 chicks from the area of ​​Lake Karla were ringed this week.

Karla is a wetland that sits at 60 to 80 meters above sea level on the Thessaly Plain. 

The initiative is part of a project to track their movements by a team from the Hellenic Ornithological Society. The birds were in 12 nests.

The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) has a total world population of about 700,000, of which 447,000-495,000 mature individuals live in Europe, with an upward trend.

White storks in Greece make up less than 1% of the European population.