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The Cold War had an unintended side effect: It created a European wildlife paradise

The old Iron Curtain between the USSR and Western Europe became a haven for wildlife after decades of human absence. Image: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Rosamond Hutt

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The former Iron Curtain became a haven for threatened species of mammals, birds, insects and plants. Image: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
Image: European Green Belt Initiative

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