A natural reserve of wonders, the word “Riserva” – “Reserve” in English- is one of many Italian words that take on a range of meanings in relation to the context in which they are used. “Reserve” mainly means to place aside, to set aside for a future or in case of need. When used it communicates a sense of prudence (which I reserve the right to accept). In any case it represents a preservation, a conservation. An insurance for the future and for this reason it has been chosen to designate protected natural areas. And the Regional Nature Reserve of the Isonzo River Mouth is really a “reserve”.
A place to conserve biodiversity, preserve environments and biotopes, setting aside a world for the future. Its plants, its animals, its waters and its land are an absolute treasure, an insurance for our well-being, a resource to be maintained and, where possible, improved, for the benefit of all, both those of us who use it now and generations to come. It is also a store of beauty and emotions, of silence and contemplation. A “reserve of the spirit”. We should learn to understand this place and act concretely to preserve it. Day by day, month by month, nature accompanies and comforts us.