In the world 200 species are extinct every day



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In the world 200 species are extinct every day

Worldwide, up to 200 species go extinct every day. And there are a million species including plants, insects, birds and mammals that are currently threatened with extinction. Biodiversity continues to be in danger. This is what emerges from the new Biodiversity at Risk 2021 report that Legambiente Italia launches on the occasion of the World Biodiversity Day on 22 May.

In fact, in Italy the situation is becoming dramatic. Among the endangered species there are birds such as the Voltolino, the Schiribilla, the Atlantic Cormorant, the Common Tern, the Osprey, the Bearded Vulture, the Egyptian Vulture, the Common Forapaglie, the Paduan Bigia and the Marsh Migliarino.

Among the endangered flowers are the Venus slipper, the curved Adonis, the Iris Marsica, the Columbine of the Majella. In the Adriatic Sea, serious problems are caused by intensive trawling and gillnets, which often kill endangered species and devastate the seabed.

Prince of Liechtenstein accused of killing bear Arthur

According to the Romanian environmental group Agent Green and the Austrian VGT, Prince Emanuel of Liechtenstein killed Arthur, the biggest bear in Romania. Associated Press, a Romanian news agency, said the prince received permission from the Romanian Environmental Agency to hunt down a female bear who had caused damage to farmers in the village of Ojdula.

However, according to ambient groups, the prince did not kill the female bear for which he received permission, but the famous bear Arthur, the oldest specimen in Romania. Gabriel Paun, president of the NGO Agent Green, said: "I wonder how the prince could have confused a female bear who enters to do damage in a village, with the largest male alive, who lived in the depths of the forest.

Prince did not come to solve the problem of the locals but to kill the bear and take home the biggest trophy to hang on the wall." The brown bear is a species protected by international laws: moreover, Romania banned trophy hunting in 2016.

There are several dangers that endanger the survival of the bear: the most important are obviously climate change and activity. Human. Romanian Environment Minister Ta'nczos Barna said an investigation was opened to determine the precise circumstances of the bear's killing.

Ann-Kathrin Freude, coordinator of the Austrian NGO VGT, added: "Trophy hunting must be banned without exception, otherwise the conflicts will escalate and the species will be endangered, as has already happened in much of Europe. And It is a shame for Austria that Prince Emanuel has abused an exemption to kill this beautiful bear."