Birdlife Slowly Returns to Venice Lagoon

| Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:00

It is widely known that Venice's lagoon ecosystem is heavily contaminated due to industrial waste, causing a serious impact on the animal and plant life.

Although the request to ban large cruise ships from passing through the Venice lagoon – another cause of pollution - has been temporarily suspended, at least something is being done to try to contrast some of the damages to the environment.

In order to protect the city form flooding and pollution of waterways, artificial channels, mudflats and small ponds that have the same ecological functions of real ones have been reconstructed spreading over an area of ​​about 1,600 hectares.

These interventions have been crucial for the repopulation of the lagoon with numerous species of fish and birdlife, beginning with the very graceful flamingos, sandpipers, pancianera, Grey Plovers, and many more, a nature show dear to Hemingway, that visitors to the lagoon will be able to enjoy again.