Silver 2020 / Science / Environment

Aliens

  • Prizes
    Silver in Science/Environment
  • Photographer
    Emanuela Colombo

When an organism is transported far from its original place, it is artificially introduced in an environment where it had not been present before, this organism can spread uncontrollably becoming a full-fledged “alien”.This process has increased during the last decades due to the movements of goods and people and it has worsened because of the rise in temperatures which facilitate the introduction of many tropical species in temperate climate zones.The spread of the alien species has become one of the most obvious signs of the world’s current ecological imbalance.

Emanuela Colombo (Italy, 11/09/1974) After graduating in Communication Sciences at IULM in Milan, she has worked for almost ten years in the commercial departments of several companies in the Milan area. In 2007 she decided to devote herself to her true passion and she attended to the Photography and Visual Design master at NABA, Milan. Since the beginning of 2007 she has been working for international NGOs to realize reportages and stories about their activities in Italy and abroad. Her works have been published on both national and international magazines.