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Endangered dragonflies and threatened wetlands

Dragonflies have inhabited planet Earth for 300 million years and there are currently 6,016 known species. According to the latest version of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, 16% of known dragonfly and…

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Coral reefs, 14% of corals lost

Coral reefs are home to around 25% of all marine species, protect and ensure the well-being of the coastline and provide food and economic support to hundreds of thousands of people. Unfortunately, the health of this very important ecosystem is…

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More forests less CO2, here are the figures from the Italian forest inventory

According to data from the National Inventory of Forests and Forest Carbon Sinks, carried out by the Carabinieri and the Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics, in 10 years the Italian forest area has increased by about…

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The Amazon rainforest emits more CO2 than it absorbs

The Amazon rainforest is the largest area of tropical forests on Earth and has proven to be an important carbon sink in recent decades. The Amazon's carbon sink capacity now seems to be declining due to factors such as deforestation…

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Three Italian parks have been included in the IUCN Green List

The Tuscan Archipelago National Park and the Casentino Forests National Park have joined the prestigious "Green list"of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The Gran Paradiso National Park has been confirmed on this list for the third time…

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Seas are getting warmer and fish are migrating to the Poles

Global warming is reaching the bottom of the sea and upsetting the delicate balance of ecosystems. Rising water temperatures have a strong impact on biodiversity in marine ecosystems. A group of Australian and New Zealand researchers have identified the risk…

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Relentless deforestation: more than 12 million hectares lost in 2020

In 2020 we destroyed an area of tropical forest equal to 12.2 million hectares, slightly larger than the size of Bulgaria. Compared to 2019, this is an increase of 12%. These are the findings of the latest Global Forest Watch…

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International Forest Day 2021

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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Five years after Cyclone Winston, Fiji’s corals are reviving

In February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone ever to hit the southern hemisphere, struck the Republic of Fiji, Oceania, causing severe damage to homes and local residents. In addition to the villages, the 'cities of the sea', i.e.…

 
 
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