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Australian wildfires, figures and consequences

Wildfires are continuing in Australia, and the worst hit states are Queensland and New South Wales. According to estimates, from September to date, around 487.7 million animals, including birds, reptiles and mammals (invertebrates are not counted) are thought to have…

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World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day, set by the United Nations Organisation as the first Monday in October each year, is being celebrated this year on 7 October. World Habitat Day was designated by the UN General Assembly with Resolution no. 40/202 and…

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European red list of trees, 42% of tree species threatened

In Europe, 42% of tree species have been assessed as threatened – endangered, critically endangered or vulnerable – and therefore more exposed to the risk of extinction.  This is reported in the European Red List of Trees, the IUCN (International…

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“Tutti in natura” with LIPU

Not just parks and gardens but also schools, farms and city streets can offer us fragments of nature to enjoy and defend. LIPU (the Italian Society for the Protection of Birds) has once again organised “Tutti in natura” (Everyone in…

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Forest fires, Africa and the Amazon are the hardest hit areas

The record fires that are burning the Amazon rainforest have captured the attention of the international media and leaders, yet in Africa – more specifically in Angola and Congo – over the past few days the number of fires has…

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Unprecedented wildfires burning in the Arctic

The abnormally high temperatures recorded in the Arctic over the past weeks have caused, between June and July, numerous wildfires to break out, destroying forests and peatbogs, as well as contributing to emission of enormous quantities of CO2 into the…

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Flower-covered bus shelters to attract bees in Utrecht

Bus shelters in Utrecht, in Holland, have been turned into flower gardens to attract pollinators and in particular bees, the world population of which is diminishing considerably each year. For the most part sedum plants are used, a kind of…

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100 million hectares of tropical forest to be reforested identified

Tropical forests occupy only 6% of the land above sea level but they contain an incredible variety of life forms, more than half of all animal and plant species, and they play a decisive role in absorbing enormous quantities of…

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International Forest Day 2019

Forests and trees protect us in an infinite number of ways. They provide us with the clean air that we breathe and the water that we drink. They shelter and protect the biodiversity of the planet and are our natural…

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