Based on your feedback and comments in our most recent post regarding the impact of lead ammunition in wetlands, we will continue to address this issue. This time by presenting a short awareness video in order to once again highlight the negative consequences that lead has in our wetland environments.
As a result of lead shot, more than 𝟮𝟬,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱 are deposited each year in European wetlands, which subsequently leads the poisoning of 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝘄𝗹 each year in Europe by way of ingestion. In Albania, there are still no studies that document the impact of lead on our wetlands, however the phenomenon exists.
Lead deposited in wetlands affects not only waterfowl and other organisms that feed on these environments, but also other links in the food chain, such as raptors, scavengers, and even humans. The presence of lead in our body and other organisms causes serious disorders and, in some cases, death.
Understandably, legal changes are needed in our approach to lead shot ammunition. Through inclusive decision-making and fruitful discussion on potential time line on the basis of an environmentally friendly approach.