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Wilde nature claims place in Romanian Capital

Vacaresti is the result of a communist-era plan to build a lake in southern Bucharest, one of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s many projects to overhaul the city.

Abandoned in 1989, it was a massive pit surrounded by a concrete embankment that hid it from view.

Nature took over and created 183 hectares (452 acres) of wilderness where experts have identified almost 100 species, including the protected red-breasted geese, egrets, Western marsh harriers, European pond turtles and otters.

Read more on Reuters.com

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-romania-wetlands/wild-nature-claims-place-in-romanian-capital-idUKKCN10C2FB

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