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Impact on Biodiversity

Impact on Biodiversity is one of the projects of Fondazione Capellino, along with Almo Nature, Companion Animal For Life and Regenerating Villa Fortuna.

The objective of Impact on Biodiversity is to replace the existing approach of assessing human impact on the environment based on sustainability with one that measures it in terms of creation and destruction of biodiversity.

The current method of assessing the impact of human activity on earth uses sustainability criteria that exclude biodiversity. The net effect on biodiversity should be the standard common denominator in measuring the impacts of human activities and behaviour.

The objective of Impact on Biodiversity is to replace the existing approach of assessing human impact on the environment based on sustainability with one that measures it in terms of creation and destruction of biodiversity.

The current method of assessing the impact of human activity on earth uses sustainability criteria that exclude biodiversity. The net effect on biodiversity should be the standard common denominator in measuring the impacts of human activities and behaviour.

How we do it

  • We support organisations that are working to develop metrics for assessing biodiversity impacts.
  • We raise awareness among corporations, institutions and the general public of the need for action.

Reports & Achievements

Each April we will publish a report on the Fondazione Capellino website on the impact on biodiversity of the Foundation and its projects. The publication of the first report is planned for April 2021.

The project was officially launched in March 2020 with the aim of defining – in cooperation with some of the most important research centres in the world – a model of measurement of the impact of human behaviour on biodiversity. It consists of establishing a proposal of a new model able to find the main areas of human impact on biodiversity, starting from the five greatest threats set out by the Global Assessment on Biodiversity, published by IPBES in late 2019. They are: climate change; over-exploitation of resources; the use of soil implying habitat destruction and fragmentation; pollution of land and water; the introduction in habitats of non-native species.

In 2020, the activity is focusing on finding the most suitable scientific partner to formalise our model by July 2020, performing a first test by the end of 2020, and launch the tool in Spring 2021. We will also participate in petitions to raise awareness among the public on the consequences of human predatory actions on biodiversity.

The project’s 2020 budget amounts to Euro 247,000.

The reports will be available from July 2021

How the project is funded

The profits of Almo Nature after tax, investments and expenses, are used to finance the projects of the Foundation, whose overall single goal is to act on and support initiatives that demonstrate respect for life in all its forms.

How you can help

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In choosing Almo Nature pet food, you’re giving your companion animal food that’s good for animals, as it’s made from 100% natural ingredients and made from their perspective, and good for the environment, in that Almo Nature is 100% owned by a foundation whose goal is to defend dogs, cats and biodiversity.

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Discover the other projects

Almo Nature

Almo Nature produces high quality pet foods for dogs and cats from natural ingredients. Its profits fund Fondazione Capellino’s projects that protect dogs, cats and biodiversity

Companion Animal For Life

The goal of Companion Animal For Life is to give every dog ​​and cat a loyal human companion for life.

Regenerating Villa Fortuna

Piloting a new agricoltural model that is replicable, that produces food, enriches biodiversity and is economically competitive.

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