An outstanding Ecosystem: the Venice Lagoon
Murano, Burano, Torcello, Mazzorbo, Sant’Erasmo, Lazzaretto Nuovo,
Lazzaretto Vecchio, Lido, Pellestrina are just some of the
Venice lagoon’s innumerable little islands.
Globalization seems not to have altered much their identity,
the nature of their inhabitants, the sound of their language,
and the value of their handicraft products.
They are all part of a fragile, outstanding ecosystem
now facing climate change and new environmental issues.
Nonetheless, a large colony of flamingos has lately found a new home here,
making the lagoon wildlife scenario even more extraordinary.
Mobile gates are being built at the three sea inlets,
so as to protect this very special environment from the rising tides.
The margins of the salty wetlands are being constantly reinforced
so as to soften the impact of currents and wake.
One cannot say to have seen Venice, without having experienced this very
special lagoon environment and understood how its ecosystem works.