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Carabineri: Italian Biodiversity Keepers

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'Carabineri: Italian Biodiversity Keepers'

Open May 8–18

United Nations Secretariat Building

405 East 42nd Street, New York NY 10017

A comprehensive exhibition opened at the United Nations Secretariat Building, (Gallery Ground Level) on Monday, May 8, 2023, as part of an environmental diplomacy initiative aimed at promoting Italy's commitment to protecting the Environment, under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security, with the coordination of the Permanent Representation of Italy to the United Nations, the participation of the Italian Air Force and in collaboration with 'Leonardo' and 'Telespazio', the Carabinieri Corps is promoting an exhibition on the activities of this Command, powered by 'Micromegas Comunicazione', in preparation for World Biodiversity Day on May 22.

The exhibition speaks to the commitment of the Italian Carabinieri Corps to the protection and conservation of Nature and highlights the institution's efforts through the Carabinieri Command of Forestry, Environmental and Agrifood Units (CUFA) in the protection and conservation of biodiversity through its surveillance activities of the country's agro-forestry territory, combating crimes in the areas of

forest fires, environmental damage, pollution, and illegal waste management, illegal trade in protected species of flora and fauna, animal abuse as well as the management of 150 state nature reserves and state-owned areas and the surveillance of Italian National Parks. As part of the exhibition, there is a section dedicated to the Italian Air Force, which, with its Meteorological Service, provides an essential contribution to the country and the national community in monitoring and forecasting weather and climate conditions.

The concept of the installation takes visitors on a journey through a virtual forest. A conceptual and symbolic forest, ideally representing the natural heritage that must be guarded and preserved, where images and sounds of natural environments flow on screens distributed along the path, creating an evocative immersive landscape. Through the help of several multimedia and interactive stations, visitors can explore a range of in-depth content on multiple themes related to natural heritage and the activities of the Carabinieri Corps in the environmental sector, starting with the mapping of Italy's most beautiful nature

reserves. The natural heritage of 130 thousand hectares, with the highest concentration of biodiversity in Europe. Complex ecosystems, true natural treasures that hold a multiplicity of animal and plant species in unique habitats and extraordinary landscapes in constant evolution to be


The beautifully designed exhibition consisting of a multitude of displays, offering the visitor a very informative multi-layered presentation of contents, supported by multimedia and well-designed displays and banners, a joyful and gratifying presentation for an important cause. The exhibit is a joint collaboration between the Italian Government, Ministry of Defense and the Italian Air Force, the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Permanent Mission of italy to the UN, the Italian Carabineri, as well as LEONARDO, a multi-domain capabilities company in Aerospace, Defense, and Security, TELESPAZIO and e-GEOS, a geo-information technology company, and MICROMEGAS, a European leader in the area of event management and integrated communications.

The opening ceremony was attended by numerous dignitaries and press from several countries, with opening remarks provided by H.E. Vincenzo Grassi, Permanent Representative of the Mission of Italy to the UN, CUFA Commander General Antonio Marzo, and the participation of the Italian Air Force under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security, and in collaboration with Leonardo and Telespazio.


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