Lake Velence is Hungary's third largest natural lake – but it's become an environmental crisis with water levels dropping by half over the last two years.
Activists are concerned the diminishing water levels and changing water quality have caused fish to die, affecting the entire ecosystem.
Peter Vas told CGTN Europe four tonnes of fish turned up dead in June, removed from the lake by volunteers. He says more are still dying and it's having an ongoing effect; "Protected bird species are not disappearing; they are just moving away. Fish die-offs are bad for birds: they eat the fish bodies because they are hungry. A lot of seagulls have died.”
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