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3 main impacts of the war on ecosystem/biodiversity

Photo: Efrem Lukatsky

Fact-sheet as of August 2022

Ukraine authorities estimate that due to Russia’s military aggression, 900 protected natural areas of Ukraine have been affected and an estimated 1.2 million hectares, or about 30% of all protected areas of Ukraine, suffer from the effects of war. 

 Pollution caused directly by hostilities and weapon waste
Wildfires caused by hostilities
Impact on species
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