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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02727
Date : 06/2019
Title : Droit de la guerre et nature = Law of war and nature = Derecho de la guerra y naturaleza
Duration : 00:01:07
Director : unknown
Cameraman : unknown
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Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
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Description : Over 80% of conflicts take place in biodiverse hotspots.
While these spots represent less than 2% of the earth’s land, they support around half the world’s plants and many rare species.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the conflict wiped out 95% of the hippos as their habitat was destroyed and the animals could not be protected from poachers.
In Mozambique, the 15 year civil war crushed the elephant population from 2000 to 200.
And sometimes nature itself is used as the weapon.
In Iraq, heavy crude oil was pumped directly into a river affecting the drinking water supply.
Yet in some cases, the environment benefits in war, as areas abandoned by local people are left to grow wild.
The law of war protects the natural environment, not only because of its intrinsic value, but because it sustains human life.
Except in rare cases when it could be considered a military target, it is against the law to attack the natural environment.
Original language : Arabic; English; French; Spanish
Other language : International soundtrack
French title : Droit de la guerre et nature
English title : Law of war and nature
Spanish title : Derecho de la guerra y naturaleza
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1080 x 1080
Aspect ratio : square
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422