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National Tree Day

Today is National Tree Day, established by the Ministry of the Environment with the aim of promoting protection of the environment, reducing pollution and developing forests. This year, Legambiente is inaugurating the 25th edition of National Tree Day, by actively…

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An interactive animal endangerment map

The sixth mass extinction is before our eyes: increasingly more animals are classified as endangered by human activities such as deforestation, urbanisation, animal breeding, farming, fishing and poaching. Added to this are climate changes, that contribute to worsening what scientists…

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World Food Day

The World Food Day, organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will be held on 16 October to mark the anniversary of its foundation, on 16 October 1945. The first edition of the World Food Day, now…

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CITES COP 18 has ended

The 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), held in Geneva, in Switzerland, from 17 to 28 August, has ended. The goals achieved included setting stricter limitations on trade of…

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Ingesting plastic weakens sea birds

According to a study conducted by the University of Tasmania and published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, ingesting fragments of plastic is causing sea birds to become increasingly smaller, lighter and to suffer from a series of health…

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International Tiger Day

The day dedicated to tigers, animals which, despite numerous efforts to preserve them, are still today threatened with relentless decline, is celebrated on 29 July. International Tiger Day was created during the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, when all…

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International Day for Biological Diversity

The International Day for the Biological Diversity (IDB), proclaimed by the United Nations 1993, when the Convention of Biological Diversity agreed in Nairobi came into force, is held on 22 May each year. For several decades now, experts have shown…

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World Bee Day

Today, Monday 20 May, is World Bee Day. The aim of the day is to attract attention to the key role of these hard-working insects, sorely tried by human activities and climate changes. Bees, in fact, like other pollinating animals,…

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Threatened koalas are ‘functionally’ extinct

The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), the animal that, along with the kangaroo, is the symbol of Australia, is threatened with extinction in that it is a functionally extinct species. According to the estimates of the Australian koala foundation (AKF), the organisation…

 
 
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