Mediterranean Wetland Inventory: Habitat Description System

J C Farinha, L T Costa, G Zalidis, A Mantzavelas, E Fitoka, N Hecker, P Tomàs Vives Brief Description This publication sets out a system for making detailed description of Mediterranean wetland habitats depending whether they possess certain characteristics linked to a set of criteria. This habitat description system can be used as a framework for a wide scale inventory of Mediterranean wetlands and is intended to describe ecological units […]

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Mediterranean Wetland Inventory: Data Recording

Mediterranean Wetland Inventory: Data Recording N Hecker, L T Costa, J C Farinha, P Tomàs Vives Brief Description In order to provide wetland managers with information that provides insight into changes in the status of wetlands it is necessary to use standard methods for the collection and presentation of data. One of the first projects undertaken within MedWet aimed to define the set of data that describe any wetland area […]

Mediterranean Wetland Inventory: A Reference Manual

Mediterranean Wetland Inventory: A Reference Manual L T Costa, J C Farinha, N Hecker, P Tomàs Vives Brief Description Reliable knowledge is the basic resource on which all decisions concerning the conservation and wise use of Mediterranean wetlands should be made. Information about these wetlands is required for such essential actions as effective planning, management, training education and public awareness programmes. The gathering harmonisation and dissemination of information is therefore […]

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Action for culture in Mediterranean Wetlands

“We must not forget that biodiversity is central to many of the world’s cultures, the source of legend
and myth, the inspiration for art and music”

The purpose of this publication is to encourage the incorporation of cultural values in the management of wetlands, in accordance with Ramsar Resolutions VIII.19 and IX.21, thus creating better conditions for their conservation and the sustainable use of their resources.
Papayannis, T. (2008), Action for Culture in Mediterranean Wetlands, Med-INA, Athens, Greece

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Sistema de Classificação de Habitats MedWet (2005)

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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