Italy has named Posada River Mouth as a Wetland of International Importance. Situated in the north of Sardinia, this “Ramsar Site” (no. 2452 on the List of Wetlands of International […]
Gap analysis of the Ramsar site network at 50: over 150 important Mediterranean sites for wintering waterbirds omitted
This article was published in the Biodiversity and Conservation journal. Abstract: The Mediterranean Basin is a biodiversity hotspot. Wetlands make a key contribution to this status, but many of them […]
The June 2021 Newsletter of the TUNE UP project is out now, so make sure to check out the latest activities and the details you need about the project! Link […]
Where we Come from and where to Go: Six Decades of Botanical Studies in the Mediterranean Wetlands, with Sardinia (Italy) as a Case Study
This article was published in the WETLANDS journal. It aimed to investigate the state-of-the-art studies on wetland plants in Sardinia (Italy), find the most investigated research themes and wetland types, and […]
A 5-million year old lake at the heart of the Western Balkans, which combines historical monuments and ecological treasures and is home to more than 300 endemic species, and […]
This is a translation of the article “Los humedales, el milagro medioambiental contra el cambio climático” published on the EFEverde website about the Life Wetlands4Climate. Wetlands, traditionally considered as […]
Established in 1991, the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative brings together 27 Mediterranean and peri-Mediterranean countries that are Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971). Palestine and a number of organizations and wetland centres are also part of the MedWet Initiative.
The MedWet mission is to ensure and support the effective conservation of the functions and values of Mediterranean wetlands and the sustainable use of their resources and services.
Wetlands & People: A Vital Connection
Wetlands & People: A Vital Connection is a short animated video, which captures the deep rootedness of wetlands in our lives, our souls and our history – and the way in which we humans increasingly threaten them.
By first capturing the diverse pleasures they offer to us in boating, agriculture and fishing, we then are rudely exposed to how we have devalued them and abused them. Cleverly rewinding from the video from this terrible fate, we are taken back through history to see just how this precious resource, Mediterranean coastal wetlands, enrich our environment and our lives.
As we say, Life begins in Wetlands. From Mesopotamia through the ages of Mediterranean history, the video captures the cultural heritage wetlands preserve. With the climate and biodiversity emergencies upon us, preserving and restoring wetlands offers us a critical element to begin to respond. Don’t let wetlands be wiped off your map!
The video is available in different langages, you need to activate the subtitles.
Learn more about coastal wetlands: http://offyourmap.org/Tags: changement climatique, climate change, climate crisis, Wetlands, zones humides
Training on Visitors Management in Protected Wetlands
The training course on “Visitors Management in Protected Wetlands – Making them the allies of conservation” was held on 24-29 July 2017 at the National Centre of Environmental Education (CENEAM), located in Valsaín (Segovia), Spain.
The main objective of the course was to learn how to better understand, monitor and manage visitors’ use in protected areas and heritage sites, in particular wetlands, in order to maintain the quality of the resource while ensuring a satisfactory visitors experience
More information about the training here: https://medwet.org/training-visitors-management/
Watch the video made about the training:Tags: climate change, Marine protected areas, Wetlands, zones humides