The complex and fragile ecosystem of the Venetian Lagoon makes a significant contribution to mitigating the impacts of human activity – including climate change – that threaten the city of Venice itself.
Guided by the latest scientific research and local knowledge, the VITAL initiative began in 2019 in partnership with LagunaB; it consists of a group of experts coordinated by We are here Venice and is dedicated to safeguarding and regenerating the salt marshes of the Venetian Lagoon.
The ecological heritage of the Lagoon should be thought of as a form of ‘natural capital’ that produces different types of wealth. VITAL is committed to finding ways to protect and enhance this for the benefit of current and future generations. Please find further information here.