Teaching the younger generation to learn from and to live close to animals is a rewarding and enriching experience, especially for children, who will draw many useful lessons for their education and future. Children have a special connection with animals, also due to the fact that the latter have a child-friendly appearance. Raising a child with a pet is an educational project that helps the former take responsibility towards those who are weaker and to have an altruistic attitude even as an adult. The child gets used to the intense physical contact that comes from the closeness of an animal, the caresses and the games but also the responsibility of taking care of it. The presence of a pet, especially in the first period of life, can develop feelings of empathy towards the "pet" and consequently improve social skills with others. The presence of an animal in the home can be a valuable emotional support for a child. Many parents are afraid of the hygiene problems that could result from owning a pet, but if the animal that lives in the family is healthy, there will be no risk to the health of the child. The child can have many psychological benefits from having a four-legged friend. First of all, the friendship with an animal, like a dog or cat (with more immediate interaction), stimulates the need of the child to give and receive affection.
KEEP THE HEADQUARTERS OF
WWF – MIRAMARE MARINE RESERVE
INSIDE THE PARK OF THE SAME NAME!
After 30 years of uninterrupted activity, the first marine reserve in Italy, that of Miramare, is bound to leave its headquarters inside the Park of the same name. This bewildering decision comes from Mr. Luca Caburlotto, head of the regional museums center. Everywhere else Nature and Cultural Heritage live together and enhance each other, while this seems to be impossible here in Miramare, thus putting at risk the operation of a State Reserve.