Challenge 2 : Contributions
Every map lies - A geohistorical approach to wetland restoration: ancient maps and modern geospatial technologies for a source-to-sea perspective in the Pantanello Natural Park and surrounding designated areasThis study has been conceived after a field-based experience and developing the wider analysis through a geohistorical approach, according to the need to deepen the scientific knowledge of a portion of land characterized by a relevant habitat complexity and species diversity, despite its limited spatial extension. One of the main objectives of this study is to describe the changes in the land use, over approximately 150 years in an Italian agricultural landscape, in relation to changes in human population, livestock and wildlife species, to analyze the relationships between historical land use, current species diversity and upcoming uses of the natural resources within the area.
Marine Genetic Resources: An Intellectual Property Perspective.After about 20 years of negotiations in different fora, the United Nations (UN) adopted on 19 June 2023 the Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ Agreement). The BBNJ Agreement is intended to ensure conservational and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Part II of the new BBNJ Agreement deals with marine genetic resources (MGRs) of areas beyond national jurisdiction, i.e. the high seas and the Area (Art. 1(2), BBNJ Agreement), the digital sequence information (DSI) on MGRs, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from their utilization.
Unexpected incomers in the Asterousia Biosphere Reserve: The shy swim of Torquigener flavimaculosus cubs along our boat line an the beached hints of Lagocephalus onshoreThis contribution is the outcome of a field-based observation occurred in the shallow waters of the Asterousia Biosphere Reserve on the southern coast of Creete Island. The occurrence of two IAS highlighted and confirmed the presence of Lessepsian immigrants in the area.