WHY WE ARE PELICANS
Pelicans are bellwethers for thriving ecosystems.
Their marshland habitats, particularly in the Somerset levels and the East Anglian Fens, were drained and they were hunted out during Roman occupation.
"The Dalmatian Pelican is the largest bird ever to have graced British skies, and it's to the UK is no different from restoring the Mona Lisa to the Louvre, had it been stolen centuries before..."
Author of ReBirding: Rewilding Britain and its birds