Bàt-ti-to | Irene Facoetti
Matteo Mauri runs C.R.A.S. WWF Valpredina, a wildlife sanctuary in Bergamo, Italy. In addition to other environmental activities, he dedicates himself to the rescue of animals, in particular birds; if their treatment and rehabilitation is successful, they return to the wild. By dispersing pollen and seeds, contributing to the recycling of nutrients, and limiting the population of rodents and insects, birds play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of our ecosystem. This project aims to reveal the reality of Matteo’s work. Photographs, combined with radiographs and data provided by the centre, show the treatment path the animals follow. Thanks to the C.R.A.S, 60% of the recovered subjects manage to survive: our future depends on the preservation of the present.
View a selection from the series below