Romania's Ornithology Society reveals a massacre in the Danube Delta UNESCO reservation through the hunting of some bird species that are strictly protected by international laws. Thus, between January 2-9 in the Danube Delta there were found two dead and two injured pelicans, pertaining to the Pelecanus crispus specie, one dead and another injured swan and other birds - all protected by the international laws.

The pelican is a Monument of Nature specie, marked as vulnerable. Romania hosts on of the most important pelican population in Europe, estimated at about 400 pairs but 4 were killed in the first week of the year.

Hunting protected species is an extremely serious case, breaching international and Romanian laws, the above mentioned society mentions. Moreover, the society expresses its indignation and opposition on these hunting and urges Romanian officials to take immediate action.