Porto and Kotor…the old urban settlements of rich tradition and culture, attracting numerous tourists by beautiful landscapes, cathedrals, squares… However, there is a less beautiful side of the story, yet a very important one. This article aims to unveil the similarities and differences in regard to landfills and dumpsites of these two ancient towns.
The Natura 2000(1) network represents a group of areas that have a particular ecological interest. Its goal is to ensure the conservation of a wide range of rare, threatened or endemic both animal and vegetal species in more than 200 types of habitats, as foreseen in the 92/43/EEC Directive of 21st May 1992 (The Habitat Directive(2)), and also ensure the survival of the mosvaluable European species through the 2009/147/EEC Directive of 30th November 2009 (The Bird Directive(3)).
The production of waste is a reality that tends to increase proportionally to the degree of development of the country. It is up to each citizen to look at the waste and think what to do with it.
The inhabitants of some cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina breathe the most polluted air in Europe and, some days, as measurements show, in the world. In Braga the air pollution isn’t as bad as in Sarajevo but ,even so it continues to be a threat to Braga inhabitants .
The globalization of the economy promotes interaction between continents. The ports are ports of arrival of goods for all societies. Ports are ports of entry for goods, but also for invasive species that are destroying ecosystems. The Asian wasp is calling into question the agriculture and beekeeping of Bosnia and Portugal, in addition to the imbalance created in the ecosystems. This invasive species is considered impossible to eradicate. Asian wasps are a dangerous specie to the biodiversity
Currently air pollution is a concern for everyone. The cities evolved, the number of cars increased and consequently the pollution grew. Sarajevo and Braga have two distinct realities. Sarajevo has a problem with air quality. Braga’s population is increasing exponentially, the number of cars increased a lot in the past few years. However the city is introducing measures to improve air quality, such as bike lanes, electric public transportations and try change all this problems.