In this article, what we want to show you is that despite our bad actions, Nature always seeks to regenerate, trying to show us how much we are wrong, hoping that we will realize and change our attitude.
And, in Buenos Aires, we have two important examples of what Nature is capable of.First, we have the Ecological Reserve Costanera Sur. A lung of the city, which looks at the river while behind it, the cement still wants to touch the sky. On the other hand, somewhat further north, we have one of the few deltas that continue growing:
The Paraná River Delta in the city of Tigre.
The Paraná River is born in Brazil, travels 4880 km to finish at Rio de la Plata, losing speed and depositing sediments (mud) that isdragging on the way to its exit to the sea. This clay creates an ideal environment for the growth of reeds and other aquatic plant species blocking the passage of solid elements and thus creating in the accumulation small islands that will grow as more sediments stagnate in them. The new islands are dish-shaped, the edges are higher than the interior, where the rainwater stagnates forming lagoons. And this way, the islands are born, generating new life constantly.
The Paraná delta can be visited in our Tigre Row and Ride Tour, where you will know much more about how to live on the island and there will be much better understood why water care.
If you take the Grand e- Bike n’ Wander, you will reach the Ecological Reserve Costanera Sur.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, this place served as a watering place of the inhabitants of the splendid city. Over the years, the porteños turned their backs on the river, and the area came into disuse. In 1978, a project to “earn land to the river” arose, the reason why enormous amounts of debris were deposited there. Although the project didn´t materialize, by common use was continued depositing in that place the debris. Being an area almost without human intervention, different species of plants grew, coming from the flow of the Río de la Plata, and of the wastes of the birds. As plant life prospered, birds joined the ecosystem. Today, the reserve has 350 ha. In it 4 lagoons were formed, they inhabit 320 species of birds, 9 species of amphibians, 23 of reptiles, 10 of mammals and 50 of butterflies.
This is an important lesson we must learn from Nature, she knows how to regenerate, she is only asking us to stop hurting her. We can make that commitment, through our daily attitudes. Separate waste, avoid plastic bags, do not throw trash in the streets or water courses, use both energy and water efficiently, ultimately, take care of the natural resource. We do not realize it, but if we take care of the planet, we take care of ourselves and our children. To know further how to look after the planet, visit our post Planet Earth’s Day