Posted Friday, December 16, 2016 at 9:47pm by Andrej Vizi
Curious nature conservation at Skadar Lake– otters vs. pelicans!
“If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” – a quote that often occurs to us when we already break something!
So, the pelicans at Skadar Lake have been doing quite well in last three years – once at the verge of extinction, our pelicans have managed to maintain good reproductive success, mainly because of the new solid breeding platform built for them in 2014.
However, this structure proves to be interesting not only to these giants: on several occasions this December, our surveillance camera has spotted at least two otters (Lutra lutra) snooping around the pelican colony. This raft essentially represents the only patch of solid ground in the area, at least in winter, so no wonder that different species are attracted to it. Right now, when the pelicans aren’t breeding yet, it’s not a big deal