The second pair of Red grebes birds (waterfowl pogankovyh from family, is listed in the Red Book of Moscow — Ed.) Was first settled in the last decade on the Palace pond in the park Kuskovskaya Moscow, told RIA Novosti the Russian Bird Conservation Union (accompanied) Elena Zubakina.
"Today, it turned out that the Palace on the big pond Moscow nest for two couples grebes, which is the first time for at least a decade. At least, for the first time of the red book on a pond in Moscow in the Russian capital settle two pairs grebes. Discovered a second pair Today one of our ornithologists, "- she said.
Zubakina stressed that this fact is another strong argument for the Moscow authorities have suspended a month descent pond in Kuskovo that birds had to put the chicks on the wing.
"Works such as lowering the pond, of course possible and necessary, but outside the breeding season of birds," — she said.
Earlier by the contractor confirmed RIA Novosti that "the preparatory work for the reconstruction of the pond are maintained in accordance with the project."
He also said that the reconstruction of the Palace pond will be completed in November 2013.
According to the head of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Moscow Anton Kulbachevsky, a preliminary survey was conducted in the pond in 2010. According to the experts, the reconstruction of the pond can hold.
Meanwhile, birdwatchers come to the telephone "hot line" Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the City of Moscow, a statement about the threat of the destruction of Red Data bird species in Kuskovo, and sent a letter to the environmental prosecutor's office of Moscow with the requirement to suspend work until the Kuskovo grebes nesting period.
As explained RIA Novosti the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Moscow, the Department intends to suspend the renovation of the pond in Kuskovo until the breeding period chicks.
Ornithologists are reminded that palace pond in 2009 serves as a nesting grebes, and all, according to the Red Book of the City of Moscow (2011), grebes nest only four points within the Ring Road.