Wetlands, Italy

The wetlands S’Ena Arrubia and Corru S’Ittiri – Marceddì – San Giovanni in Sardinia, Italy, support local tourism, agriculture, and aquaculture. However, climate change and human influences burden the ecosystems. Under the current trend of degradation, the wetlands generate ecosystem services worth EUR 306 million over 40 years. Our SAVi assessment showed that protecting the wetlands can allow for an additional EUR 171 million in services. Furthermore, reusing local livestock manure for biogas and organic fertilizer production offers a net benefit to the community.  

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Sunset on the pond of pink flamingos in Chia, Sardinia.