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Rivers carry the living impressions of civilisations that have settled on their banks since the dawn of time, are home for unique flora and fauna. How can we better understand and protect them? #Vigilife has launched the #30sentinelrivers program with #eDNA. A thread 1/n ImageImage
By building an international network of partners and sharing #eDNA know-how, #Vigilife is establishing long term #monitoring programs, which will become a precious tool for safeguarding freshwater biodiversity.
1. The #Amazon: born out of the drying up of an inland sea, I am one of the longest rivers in the world. Together with my tributaries, I contain nearly 20% of the #biodiversity of all the rivers on earth and play an essential role in the global water cycle. Image
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According to specialists in Denmark,
the #energycrisis causes #fertilizer plants to shut down worldwide.

This could trigger a #food crisis,
at least for those who cannot afford to pay the 4-fold price for fertilizer...
(they expect it to happen in 2022)… Image
already in India
DAP (Diammonium Phosphate #fertilizer) is becoming scarce.
Farmers need it now, to start sowing in time.
The main ingredients would come from China... but not this year.
"50% of the world´s food relies on #fertilisers"
(note: rice isn´t mentioned here, as it´s an interview with an expert from Norway.
In fact, conventional rice production consumes loads of chemicals, too)… Image
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