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Venice (Italy), Mar 23 (Canadian-Media): An unprecedented move to tax any foreign tourists who enter the city was approved recently by the city council of Venice due to the vast daily clean-up operation required and the environmental impact caused by those visiting the ancient city, media reports said.
Return of wild life in Italy. Image credit: Twitter
Strict quarantine rules due to the Coronavirus pandemic had left Venice and cities across Italy deserted, but the the wildlife of Venice are were seen coming back.
La Serenissima waterways, usually dominated by 30 million annual visitors are now being reclaimed by nature.
Allowing only essential boats to travel through Venice has virtually rid the waters of human activity, and allowed the rebirth of animal activity.
In other areas of Italy there are reports of dolphins who have reclaimed the port of Sardinia.
This news comes just days after European Space Agency had found that pollution had been extensively reduced in China amid the COVID-19 lockdown as well as seeing a strong harsh reduction in air pollution in Italy.
Although Chris Packham, a well-known naturalist welcomed a reduction in pollution through planes being grounded fewer cars on the road, but said he was worried the global issue of climate change has been forgotten.