We are thrilled and honored to have our project featured in a prestigious and influential news outlet, such as National Geographic Serbia. This marks a significant milestone for us, acting as a testament to the project’s relevance and impact.
In a recent study, conducted by the journal Nature, it was estimated that the world has lost about a fifth of its wetlands or floodplains in the last 300 years, resulting from unsustainable, intensive use of land and water, urbanization, agriculture, regulation of watercourses, industry, as well as inadequate management and measures.
The case is similar in Serbia, where some of Restore4life’s implementation and monitoring sites are located. Currently the country only has about 10% of its active floodplains left (it has about 33 thousand remaining hectares of its former 338,000 hectares).
Wetlands are not only important for biodiversity, but they are also significant for various ecological reasons, such as regulating water cycles and tourism.
To delve deeper into the comprehensive coverage of our project’s impact, achievements, and the crucial role wetlands play, we invite you to read the full article on National Geographic’s website.