The Wilaya of Bejaia, in Algeria, is known for its diverse wealth and its Salinas located in the three villages of the Kabylia in the Commune of Feraoun, which […]
At a meeting held in Marseille, France, on 23-24 June 2016, the Dialogue 5+5 (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia + France, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain) adopted the draft […]
The General Directorate of Forests (DGF) of Algeria, in partnership with the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory (MWO), organised a 5-day workshop (17 to 21 April 2016 in Jijel, Algeria) to produce […]
The MedWet civil society network: the Maghreb Wetlands Sentinel The project This project takes place in three Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. It began on 1 April 2014 […]
The LIFE3 TCY/INT/031 Maghreb wetlands project was a large EC funded project under the DG Environment. It aimed to reinforce the participating countries’ capacity building on a national level, in order for them to be able to implement policies for the conservation and wise use of their wetlands, while taking into consideration the ecological functions of specific sites and promoting a trans-regional cooperation about the use of specific tools and methodologies. The results of the project were positive and some of the outputs are still in place like in the Reghaia Lake in Algeria educational centre built during the project.
This project involved three wetland sites in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia and ran from 2004 to 2006. It aimed to reinforce capacity building on a national and local level so that “wise use” of wetlands policies could be implemented. Socio-economic aspects were taken into consideration and were used to involve local stakeholders and improve the income of local communities. Practically, this involved the training of the technical personnel and site managers in the management and monitoring (data collection) of the site. Environmental education centers were established and ecotourism was promoted.