Romulea is back, spring is coming up

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Also this year we have been able to see a large Romulea rollii’s flowering on the dunes of the Torre del Cerrano Marine Protected Area. The presence of the sea saffron, plant symbol of the MPA, undoubtedly shows a vegetal biodiversity to protect together with the valuable dune habitats that are slowly disappearing from the Italian coasts. Continue reading

Trivia multilirata, the jewel of the Torre del Cerrano Marine Protected Area

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After the last wintry coastal storms, on the shore of the Torre del Cerrano Marine Protected Area, especially in Zone B (general reserve), several species of molluscs and some sea stars beached. Thousands of shells of different size covered the shore, and many sea birds, such as gulls, benefited of such a tasty and well-served food. Continue reading

21 March – International Day of Forests

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The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.

International Day for Biological Diversity

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Today, 22 May, we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. Established by the UN in 2000 to celebrate the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity, this Day is an opportunity to think about the impact of man on the other living species. Biodiversity is the set of animal and plant species in the biosphere and its ecosystems. It … Continue reading