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The Madagascan pochard has been reintroduced into the natural environment

The Aythya innotata, a diving duck considered almost extinct, is once again living on Lake Sofia, in Northern Madagascar. Indeed, 21 of these ducks raised in captivity have been released, after being held for a number of days in a…

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Shortfin Mako sharks at risk due to fishing

Shortfin Mako sharks, thus named due to the size of their pectoral fins, and cousins of great white sharks, are seriously threatened by intensive fishing, because they are unintentionally captured by fishermen, who often take then them ashore anyway, to…

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National Tree Day

Trees make an essential contribution to life: they provide refuge for many animals, they transform carbon dioxide into oxygen using photosynthesis, reduce noise pollution, mitigate wind, offer us cool shade in the summer and shield us from cold air in…

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Living Planet 2018

“We are the first generation that has a clear idea of the value of nature and of our impact on it. We may be the last that can take action to reverse this trend. From now until 2020 will be…

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Science Festival 2018

The sixteenth edition of the Science Festival began today in Genoa and will continue until 4 November: eleven days of conferences, workshops, exhibitions, interactive activities and performances dedicated to visitors of all ages and levels of knowledge, with a new…

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Thicker leaves due to CO2

Trees are valuable allies in the fight against climate change since, due to the photosynthesis process, they are able to reduce the quantity of CO2 in the atmosphere. According to recent research, however, the high level of CO2 in the…

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Festival of Biodiversity 2018

Parco Nord in Milan is hosting the 12th edition of the Festival of Biodiversity, the annual event dedicated to themes like nature and sustainability, from 13 to 23 September. The programme includes eleven days of concerts, theatre performances and cinema…

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Monumental trees of Italy, 332 new entries approved

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forest and Tourism Policies has announced 332 new entries in the list of monumental trees in Italy, the number of which has risen to 2,734 trees or uniform systems of trees. The new entries are…

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International Tiger Day 2018

Today, 29 July, is International Tiger Day, created during the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, when all the countries where tigers still live committed to the Tx2 goal - doubling the number of wild tigers by 2022. The purpose…

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