ROME (ITALPRESS) – Tourism in Italy can start again from parks, protected areas and natural reserves. This is the proposal launched during the initiative “The beauty of nature: an opportunity for the recovery of tourism in Italy”, promoted by the president of the UniVerde Foundation, Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio.

“The reopening, from May, should concern the activities that can guarantee open spaces, social distancing and personal safety standards – explained Pecoraro Scanio -. All cautions that can be respected by natural parks and protected areas with structures that could offer citizens the possibility of access “. For the president of the UniVerde Foundation “parks can also have a psychological support function, after people have spent two months locked in the house”.

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During the live streaming, the 30 finalist photos of the “Obiettivo Terra 2020” photo competition were announced. Amateur shots in parks and protected areas. The most voted one will win the special mention Fanpage.it and the award ceremony of the winners will be held in Rome on July 15th. You can vote on the Fanpage website until midnight on May 24th.

“”All virologists have said that the risk of contagion of the virus decreases exponentially between a closed place and an open one,” said the president of Federparchi, Giampiero Sammuri, “being in the open air is good and increases the defenses immune, certainly you can ‘be respecting all the rules of spacing, which we in parks can easily maintain. We already have these rules for safeguarding biodiversity, we have a limited number, so – he concluded -, the visit to the park can be done safely.

The parks will be very ready to welcome visitors in total safety. “

Particular attention, for the president of Cobat, Giancarlo Morandi, must be given to the circular economy: “We have a lot to do to help the country both economically and environmentally, the circular economy is an important source of wealth”.

The president of Marevivo, Rosalba Giugni, hopes that “this tragedy will teach us something, we need sustainable tourism, not mass tourism, hit and run, we must recreate more careful tourism, with social distancing where you don’t go one day and we run away. We Italians must have a vision for the future, we can change energy, we are full of sun, our planet sends us a thousand signals of requests for attention “.

For Italo Cerise, president of the Gran Paradiso National Park, “the role of protected areas, in this phase 2, is very important to play given the generalized need to get out of the closet of our homes and have contact with nature, the protected areas are areas of excellence “.

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