The National Wetlands Strategy was prepared in response to Morocco’s international commitments under international conventions, such as the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The national survey launched in 2016 by the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea to the Ramsar site managers contributed to the establishment of the national Ramsar network. The complete brief and synthesis are available here (French version only).
Les acteurs réunis dans le cadre de la réunion thématique “Biodiversité & milieux humides”, constituée en Observatoire national des milieux humides, élaborent collectivement et publient des rapports chiffrés faisant le point sur une thématique particulière relative aux milieux humides. Cette deuxième publication “Les milieux humides remarquables, des espaces naturels menacés – Quelle occupation du sol au sein des sites Ramsar de France métropolitaine ? Rétrospective 1975- 2005”, sortie en mai […]
At its 12th Meeting (Paris, France, 7-11 February 2016) the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee adopted the Framework for Action 2016-2030 “Wetlands for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean Region”.
This Framework for Action is designed as an early contribution to achieving some of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals 2016–2030 (SDGs) through a series of concrete actions for the conservation of wetlands and the sustainable use of their resources in the Mediterranean region.
“Biodiversity: status and trends of species in Mediterranean wetlands” is the first thematic report published by the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory (MWO).
This issue is dedicated to biodiversity and provides in-depth knowledge on the conservation status of species dependent on wetlands in the Mediterranean basin, the threats, the consequences of their depletion on human well-being, and solutions to reverse the negative trends.
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.