One of the member of the Delegation of the Permanent Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Ms. Costanza Lucii, attended the inauguration of the exhibition “Carabinieri: Italian Biodiversity Keepers” at the United Nations Headquarters.
Under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Defense, the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Energy, and with the coordination of the Permanent Representation of Italy to the United Nations, the Italian Carabinieri Corps inaugurated on Monday the exhibition “Carabinieri: Italian Biodiversity Keepers” on the activities of the Carabinieri Forestry, Environmental and Agro-food Unit (CUFA). The exhibition is held in conjunction with the UN Forum on Forests that began on May 8th and with the International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated on May 22nd.
The multimedia exhibition highlights the Carabinieri’s commitment to protecting and conserving nature, and showcases CUFA’s efforts to protect biodiversity through monitoring of the agro-forestry territory and fighting crimes related to forest fires, environmental damage, pollution, illegal waste disposal, illegal trade of protected flora and fauna species, animal abuse, management of 150 state natural reserves and demanial areas, and monitoring of Italian national parks.
Through interactivity, visitors can explore the vast and complex structure of all the activities in which the Carabinieri Corps, through its dedicated units spread throughout Italy, carries out its role as “environmental police” with passion and precision.
In line with the spirit of the exhibition, particular attention was given during the project and production phase of the installation to the materials used. The wood used for the structure, belonging to four different species (beech, fir, ash, and oak), comes from plants that died naturally inside natural reserves managed by the Carabinieri of biodiversity.