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    Vi apro le porte del mio mondo virtuale... seguitemi lungo l'itinerante scorrer d'acqua lasciando traccia di vissuto.

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    Chi è Claudine? Lei è appassionata nel vivere al presente una vita equilibrata e autentica, con una sana dose di humour! Ama viaggiare per il mondo, esplorare nuovi luoghi, persone e cibo, ma ugualmente ama ritirarsi in solitudine, nel silenzio. E' una scrittrice che segue un sentiero nascosto, verso un mondo sconosciuto. Se solo vi arrendete e andate con lei in questa spettacolare avventura, realizzerete che vi siete confidati all’incantevole, come in un sogno fantastico ed avvolgente. Vi farà credere ad ogni cosa che lei vede nei suoi stessi sogni e fantasie. Ma inizierete anche un viaggio verso le cime ghiacciate del nord Europa, verso le strade affollate del Messico o Africa. I protagonisti sono magnificamente reali e totalmente credibili stupendamente inseriti nella ricca trama di prosa. E’ una “grande” persona e scrive con uno squisito potere descrittivo. E’ semplicemente magnifica.

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Biodiversity to be protected * Biodiversità da proteggere

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Although the definition of the Ecosystem is a relatively new term, in recent months it has taken on a very important media impact.
The human being is closely connected to Nature, on which he depends for his survival. Without a healthy ecosystem, we would not have water to drink and clean air to breathe.
But nobody thinks about it, at least until an emergency takes over and then everyone is mobilizing in favor of Nature.
We saw it thanks to the “climate strike”, or perhaps even more as a result of the devastating fires that killed over half a billion living creatures and destroyed immense territories of forests and pastures.
With the increase in population, the anthropogenic impact has had devastating effects: scars on the planet that can no longer be healed, even by adopting extreme actions.
Here, however, I don’t want to touch on issues such as “sustainable development”, but I prefer to focus on simpler factors that even a very young person can understand.
Biodiversity not only maintains a functional environment where the ecosystem is balanced and therefore the flows are in dynamic equilibrium. We all remember having studied the “energy flow” and that of the “food chain” at school; the ecosystem is therefore balanced when each element is in place and ensures that primary consumers (herbivores) can feed on the first link in the chain (plants etc.) and then, in turn, be hunted by secondary consumers, the carnivores.
Each ring in the chain has its precise place, we remove a ring and things start not working properly anymore.
The various laws ensure that Biodiversity is protected, but what happens when changes to the law take place which inflicts damage on biodiversity?
Each organism has its place in the “food chain”, but if instead of protecting endangered species we begin to allow their killing, what can be the results?
The reform of the hunting law (Switzerland) will soon be put to the vote, which provides for the possibility of killing wild animals such as the swan, beaver, grebe, lynx or wolf without restrictions.
A demographic decrease in each of these species would have an impact on the entire ecosystem, thus producing further damage to nature that has already deteriorated sufficiently.
Biodiversity provides us with multiple varieties of services, fundamental for human and animal survival. Different organisms are responsible for controlling those invasive or harmful botanical species, maintaining soil fertility and purifying water and air, which in turn also directly affect the climate.
We must, therefore, be able to think beyond the obsolete paradigms that see certain “dangerous” animals and therefore exterminable at will.
It is our ethical duty to act in such a way as not to rage towards Nature, but rather to work to protect and safeguard it… for future generations.

 

…oOo…

Anche se la definizione di Ecosistema è un termine relativamente nuovo, in questi ultimi mesi ha assunto un impatto mediatico molto importante.
L’essere umano è strettamente collegato alla Natura, dalla quale dipende per la sua sopravvivenza. Senza un ecosistema sano, non avremmo acqua da bere e aria pulita da respirare.
Ma nessuno ci pensa, almeno fino a quando subentra un’emergenza ed allora ecco che tutti si mobilitano a favore della Natura.
Lo abbiamo visto grazie allo “sciopero per il clima”, o forse ancora di più a seguito dei devastanti incendi che hanno ucciso oltre mezzo miliardo di creature viventi e distrutto territori immensi di foreste e pascoli.
Con l’aumento demografico, l’impatto antropogenico ha avuto effetti devastanti: cicatrici sul pianeta che non sono più sanabili, neppure adottando azioni estreme.
Qui non desidero però toccare temi quali lo “sviluppo sostenibile”, ma preferisco concentrarmi su fattori più semplici che anche un giovanissimo può comprendere.
La biodiversità non solo mantiene un ambiente funzionale dove l’Ecosistema risulta bilanciato e quindi i flussi sono in equilibrio dinamico. Tutti ci ricordiamo d’aver studiato a scuola il “flusso dell’energia” e quello della “catena alimentare”; l’ecosistema è pertanto equilibrato quando ogni elemento è al suo posto e provvede affinché i consumatori primari (erbivori) possano cibarsi del primo anello della catena (piante ecc.) per poi a loro volta essere cacciati dai consumatori secondari, i carnivori.
Ogni anello della catena ha il suo posto preciso, togliamo un anello e le cose iniziano a non funzionare più in modo corretto.
Le varie leggi provvedono affinché la Biodiversità sia protetta, ma cosa accade quando subentrano delle modifiche di legge che infliggono danni alla biodiversità?
Ogni organismo ha il suo posto nella “catena alimentare”, ma se al posto di proteggere delle specie minacciate iniziamo a permettere il loro abbattimento, quali possono essere i risultati?
Prossimamente sarà messa ai voti la riforma della legge sulla caccia che prevede la possibilità di uccidere senza restrizioni animali selvatici quali ad esempio il cigno, il castoro, lo svasso, la lince o il lupo.
Una diminuzione demografica di ognuna di queste specie, avrebbe un impatto su tutto l’Ecosistema producendo quindi ulteriori danni alla Natura già sufficientemente deteriorata.
La Biodiversità ci fornisce molteplici varietà di servizi, fondamentali per la sopravvivenza umana e animale. Diversi organismi sono responsabili del controllo di quelle specie botaniche invasive o dannose, del mantenimento della fertilità del suolo e della purificazione dell’acqua e dell’aria, che a loro volta influiscono in modo diretto anche sul clima.
Dobbiamo quindi essere in grado di pensare oltre i paradigmi obsoleti che vedono certuni animali “pericolosi” e quindi sterminabili a piacere.
È un nostro dovere etico agire in modo tale da non infierire verso la Natura, ma bensì adoperarci per proteggerla e salvaguardarla… per le generazioni future.

 

The IUCN calls for halt to species decline by 2030

With urgent need, I share the post of “in the shadow of the wolf”.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature reminds us that the emergency must be taken with extreme urgency.
The current crisis, without previous analogues, must absolutely lead us to launch immediate conservation laws so that the bio-diversity is also guaranteed in the future. The governments of the world have been called upon to intervene with the utmost urgency to avoid extinctions of endangered animals caused by man.
                                                                …oOo…

Con necessità impellente, condivido il post di “in the shadow of the wolf”.
L’Unione Internazionale per la Conservazione della Natura, afferma che l’attuale emergenza dev’essere presa con estrema urgenza.
La crisi nella quale ci troviamo non ha precedenti analoghi, ci deve assolutamente portare a varare immediate leggi di conservazione affinché la bio-diversità sia garantita anche in futuro. I Governi del mondo sono stati chiamati ad intervenire con la massima urgenza onde evitare estinzioni di animali in pericolo causate dall’uomo.

 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2019 (IUCN)

IUCN has issued an urgent call to massively scale up species conservation action in response to the escalating biodiversity crisis. The Abu Dhabi Call for Global Species Conservation Action appeals to the world’s governments, international agencies and the private sector to halt species decline and prevent human-driven extinctions by 2030, and to improve the conservation status of threatened species with a view to bringing about widespread recovery by 2050.

The Abu Dhabi Call, issued at this week’s IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Leaders’ Meeting, urges governments to take emergency measures to save those species at the highest risk of extinction and tackle key threats that are driving population declines and extinctions. These include the lack of incentives for landowners and managers to retain wild species and natural habitats; poor or abusive practices in agriculture, fisheries, and forestry; wildlife crime; emerging infectious diseases; the disruption of water flow; inadequate management of waste and discharges; invasive alien species; and increasingly, climate change and ocean acidification.

“With 2020 comes the opportunity to curb the escalating extinction crisis and invest in a more optimistic future. With this Call, IUCN stands ready to support governments and civil society, including young people, to work for a world in which species are preserved and valued for their intrinsic worth as well as the benefits they offer,” said IUCN Acting Director General Dr Grethel Aguilar. “The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 will bring together states, civil society and indigenous peoples to work together towards halting species declines by 2030.”

The Call is the result of more than 300 SSC Leaders coming together in Abu Dhabi on the cusp of 2020, a year that will see critical decisions for the future of the planet taken by policy makers. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change will be reviewed, and the Convention on Biological Diversity will adopt the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. A new UN legal binding agreement on marine biodiversity in the High Seas is under negotiation. The IUCN World Conservation Congress will amplify this Call, which will then be addressed by the United Nations Heads of State Summit on Biodiversity.

“The Species Survival Commission is the world’s largest network of species scientists and a fundamental contributor to IUCN’s role as provider of the knowledge that underlies nature conservation. They devote their lives, generally on an entirely voluntary basis, to saving species. The high quality of the work of SSC Specialist Groups provides a strong scientific foundation for conservation action. We now appeal to governments to urgently respond to this Call by helping pull species back from the brink of extinction,” said Dr Jon Paul Rodríguez, Chair of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission.

A global Programme of Work on Species Conservation will be launched at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in June next year. IUCN calls on Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the other biodiversity-related conventions to respond by including this Programme in the post 2020 global biodiversity framework and follow up with urgent implementation. At the Congress, governments, civil society and indigenous peoples’ organisations will come together to drive conservation efforts for ‘a just world that values and conserves nature.

“Decisions made in 2020 will define the future of the planet,” said Dr Jane Smart, Global Director of the IUCN’s Biodiversity Conservation Group. “We face a nature emergency. Species are the primary source of income and resources for hundreds of millions of people around the globe; their aesthetic values and spiritual roles provide comfort and inspiration as well as recreation. At this critical moment, the world’s governments must accept responsibility for this emergency and act now to ensure we pass on a rich natural heritage to future generations. This is a unique opportunity to mobilise society and galvanise the necessary action to address the species crisis.”

IUCN also recalls that the global target to bring about the recovery of known threatened species adopted in Nagoya, Japan in 2010 is unlikely to be met, despite substantial efforts from conservationists worldwide. Looking forward, IUCN emphasises the importance of including clear, ambitious targets on species conservation in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

In recognition of the scale of transformative change that is needed, the Abu Dhabi Call for Species Conservation Action encourages governments and donor institutions to allocate substantial additional resources for conservation of species and their habitats.

The IUCN Species Survival Commission is the world’s largest network of species conservation experts with over 9,000 members globally. It is mandated by the Members of IUCN (governments, NGOs, and indigenous peoples’ organisations) to conserve species. This unique body includes biologists, ecologists, wildlife managers, health and social scientists, educators, community representatives, economists and government officials. The Call was developed by SSC Leaders meeting in Abu Dhabi with generous support from the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi.

The Species Survival Commission generates the knowledge for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of and animal, fungi and plant species. SSC experts have unique insight into the extent to which species are undergoing unprecedented and growing threats from unsustainable human activities, reflected in The IUCN Red List.

For more information or interviews, please contact:

Harriet Brooker, IUCN Media Relations, +44 7960241862, press@iucn.org

Aritzaith Rodríguez, IUCN SSC Media Relations, +54 91123865487, aritzaith.rodriguez@ssc.iucn.org

Links:

The Abu Dhabi Call for Global Species Conservation Action in ENGLISH

The Abu Dhabi Call for Global Species Conservation Action in ARABIC

SSC Leaders’ Meeting 2019

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