In 1976 it looked like a good idea: divert the waters of the Danube into a salt-water lagoon on Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. But the result has been a human and environmental disaster on an epic scale.
Climate change is destroying Odessa’s famed Kuyalnik Estuary, where health tourists and war refugees live side by side.
With 300,000 hectares of forests, fields and steppes damaged by fire, the war in Ukraine has done huge damage to the country’s environment. But there has been an upside: a new green spirit is taking root.
Ukraine’s Priazovskii National Park epitomises the problems faced by the world’s natural areas. And that’s not to mention the war.