Swans are birds of the family Anatidae within the genus Cygnus. The swans’ close relatives include the geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Swans are generally found in temperate environments, rarely occurring in the tropics.
A group of swans is called a bevy or a wedge in flight. The situation is rooted in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, struggling with pollution problems, particularly plastics. Recently, the image of a swan mother lay in a litter box floating on a lake near the Queen Louise’s Bridge, Copenhagen, Denmark has been widely shared on the internet.
This image shows the environment in the Danish capital is seriously hugged.
The photos also urge the Copenhagen government to move more aggressively to address the problem of waste. Conservationists say garbage can seriously threaten the city’s wildlife. According to the Danish Society for Nature Conservation, garbage is a danger to swans as well as other animals. “The problem is that things like plastic can not be decayed,” says Maria Reumert Gjerding, president of the company.
“They could also be stuck in plastic and eventually killed” With animals, plastic is particularly dangerous because it is easily mistaken for organic materials, Gjerding added. Natural materials are very fragile and digestible if eaten by animals, but plastic is not, animals are easy to mistake plastic with natural materials, they think it is. Natural materials but not, “Gjerding said.
“That’s why we have to remove the plastic from the natural areas and recycle it, not waste it on the environment,” Gjerding urged. Last Monday, the company also launched a week-long garbage collection campaign with the participation of 141,000 children across the country. During last year’s campaign, 110,000 plastic boxes and 155,000 kg of waste in natural areas were collected.
Last week, a dead fish was found eating 30 kilograms of plastic washed up on the Spanish coast. This is a tragic example of how much more urgent need for humanity to protect the environment, to solve the problem of plastic waste is increasingly devastating the earth.