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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A French director said Monday he would abandon filming at a Mediterranean wetlands after a pilot sparked a panic among a huge flock of pink flamingos, causing hundreds of them to abandon their eggs. The pilot of an ultralight aircraft was scouting locations for Nicolas Vanier's film "Give Me Wings" in the Camargues region this month when he zeroed in on the only wild flock of flamingos in France. "A flight plan had indeed been given to the pilot indicating the precise areas to avoid," Vanier told AFP, adding that the operator was not directly employed by his production company. read more


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