Preserving Paradise: Inside the Barena Association’s Efforts to Safeguard Venice’s Northern Lagoon

Join Monica on episode S2E12 of Venice Talks.

Discover the Untold Story of Venice’s Northern Lagoon: A Conversation with Allison Zurfluh of The Barena Association

In the latest episode of Venice Talks, host Monica sits down with Allison Zurfluh, one of the visionary founders of The Barena Association, a passionate group dedicated to safeguarding the Northern Venetian Lagoon. Throughout the captivating discussion, Allison sheds light on the association’s unwavering commitment to preserving this unique ecosystem and the cultural heritage it embodies.

Key Show Notes:

  • Delve into the pressing challenges facing the Venetian Lagoon, from erosion threatening its delicate salt marshes to the decline of indigenous wildlife.
  • Explore the innovative sustainability projects spearheaded by The Barena Association, aimed at protecting the lagoon’s biodiversity and restoring its fragile balance.
  • Gain insight into the association’s collaborative approach, forging partnerships to ensure the long-term wellbeing of both the ecosystem and local communities.
  • Learn about efforts to preserve indigenous culture and traditions amidst modern pressures, nurturing a sense of identity and belonging for the lagoon’s inhabitants.

Join us as we uncover the profound interconnection between environmental conservation, cultural heritage, and community resilience in Venice’s northern lagoon. Listen to the full episode on Venice Talks and embark on a journey to discover the hidden treasures of this iconic UNESCO World Heritage site.

Stay tuned for more thought-provoking conversations and inspiring stories from Venice’s diverse landscape.

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Venice Talks, hosted by Monica Cesarato

Produced by Monica Cesarato, Sentire Media

Guest: Allison Zurfluh from Barena Association

You can follow Barena Association and on Instagram as @barenaassociation

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