Considered the pearl of the Baltic, for 2023 it is also the Green Capital of Europe. We’re talking about Tallinn , the capital of Estonia. A title not for everyone, but which only goes to the best cities, the cutting-edge ones that have been able to distinguish themselves on the green change front by truly making a difference. The city is a champion of sustainability and innovation.
A capital in which we work towards the objectives imposed by the European Union and the Green Deal. With these assumptions, the mayor of the city proudly and proudly received the baton from the mayor of Grenoble on January 21st. To seal it all, a study that defines the Estonian town as a unique case in Europe . The reason? We’ll explain it to you right away.
The Tallinn case in Europe: all the data in one study
Such rich and developed wildlife exists nowhere else in Europe. This is the conclusion reached by the Elusloodus institute for experimental research and development in the field of natural sciences and engineering after an observation lasting 5 years. In the green spaces of the city of Tallinn you can find moose, foxes, deer, beavers, lynxes and bears.
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These are wild mammals that live in the 20 greenest areas of the capital and in total there are 1500 specimens of 20 different species. Incredible numbers in these times of climate change and modification of habitats and ecosystems. These are “transient” specimens but many others such as moose and roe deer are permanent, we read in the study. And then again beavers, European and mountain hares. All stable presences as well as badgers, foxes and otters.
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In short, the undergrowth is a varied universe and not only in Tallinn which, in addition to being a city of over 450 thousand inhabitants, has been able to carve out an important green space for the citizens but also for the fauna, sharing with it a favorable and rich environment. The urban environment has welcomed many specimens that thrive in city parks but also in various other areas of the capital.