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Second thematic report: Land cover spatial dynamics in Mediterranean coastal wetlands from 1975 to 2005.

This study was carried out based on a method developed by the GlobWetland-II project, which was launched in 2010 by the European Space Agency (ESA) in order to set up a Global Wetlands Observing System, in partnership with the Ramsar secretariat and its Scientific and Technical Review Panel.
214 maps of coastal wetlands in 22 Mediterranean countries were established using satellite images for the reference years of 1975, 1990, and 2005. Several indicators were then calculated based on these maps, which provide information on trends in the surface area of the different habitats in these wetlands.

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Mediterranean coastal wetlands: the land use synthesis

This third thematic note easy to read is a synthesis of the second thematic report: Land cover – spatial dynamics in Mediterranean coastal wetlands from 1975 to 2005.

Between 1975 and 2005 the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory (MWO) carried out a study of the evolution of land use in 214 coastal wetlands across 22 Mediterranean countries, in accordance with the methodology adopted in the European Space Agency’s (ESA) GlobWetland II Project.

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Mediterranean wetlands, status, trends and prospects: the synthesis

This thematic note is a synthesis of the first Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory report issued in 2012 “The Mediterranean Wetlands Outlook”.
This report presents the results of a three year analysis of the status and trends of wetlands in the Mediterranean, the pressures they face, and propose the recommendations and actions to follow for their conservation in the future.

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Mediterranean Wetlands Outlook 2012

Mediterranean Wetlands Outlook 2012

This report is the first report of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory (MWO) which was created in 2008 under the framework of the MedWet Intiative in order to monitor and assess the status and trends of Mediterranean wetlands and to increase knowledge on their various benefits.
The report presents the results of a three year analysis of the status and trends of wetlands in the Mediterranean and the pressures they face.

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Sistema de Classificação de Habitats MedWet

O Sistema de Classificação de Habitats MedWet (Farinha et al. 1996), um sistema de classificação hierárquico que permite descrever detalhadamente os habitats de zonas húmidas, foi apresentado durante o projecto MedWet 1 (1993-1996). Este sistema foi adaptado do sistema utilizado no inventário de zonas húmidas dos Estados Unidos da América (Cowardin 1979) e desde então sofreu várias adaptações que neste trabalho são também analisadas, nomeadamente o inventário de zonas húmidas de África do Sul (Dini & Cowan 2000).
Link to the PDF Book only in Portuguese.

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Manual para recolha de dados sobre Zonas Húmidas Base de dados MW/SUDOE

Brief Description This publication serves as a manual to the latest tool for inventorying wetlands developed by MedWet. Known as the MedWet/SUDOE database, this information product is the culmination of a five year project aimed at improving tools for inventorying wetlands, a longstanding priority in the work of MedWet. Information in the database and manual are organized around three levels relating to the hydrological basin, to wetland site as well […]