In collaboration with the Scientific and Technical Network of MedWet (MedWet STN), the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) has launched an exciting new collaborative storymap named “Unwelcomed guests” which […]
A Citizen-Science Assessment of the state of the world’s wetlands 2020: tell us about a wetland you know
Wetlands across the globe are in danger. Estimates suggest that in some parts of the world wetland losses have been as high as 87% since 1700. The loss and degradation […]
Yesterday, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives. The new Biodiversity Strategy tackles the key drivers of biodiversity loss, such as […]
The Water ChangeMaker Awards are a new initiative that seeks to highlight experiences in the way water decisions have built climate resilience. The initiative was launched on World Water Day […]
Recently, the Autonomous Region of Madrid has approved a wetland conservation plan for the next 10 years, with a budget of 11 million euros. There are currently 23 catalogued wetlands […]
This article was published in Frontiers Environmental Science. This study provides an overview of 11 lagoons in North Africa, from the Atlantic to the Eastern Mediterranean. Lagoons are complex, transitional, […]
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.
Training on Visitors Management in Valsaín (Segovia), Spain
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
The MedWet cartoon
Created at the occasion of the Ramsar COP 12 in Uruguay, the cartoon is ready to be downloaded and shown in each country by any partner willing to show the services that Mediterranean wetlands are providing.
MedWet, with the help of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, produced a three minutes cartoon depicting the priceless services that healthy wetlands can provide despite they are facing many challenges in the Mediterranean region.
Wetlands are one of the planet’s greatest and most misunderstood natural resources. Not simply a resource for fresh water, they function as the earth’s regulation system: like a buoy, wetlands protect the land and coasts from the impacts of extreme weather; like a fan, they keep the climate from fluctuating; and, like a sponge, they filter water and store it so that all forms of life can thrive. But today’s consumptive and resource-dependent lifestyles are threatening these priceless services. MedWet developed this cartoon in order to convey the importance of Mediterranean wetlands’ vital services.
To view and/or download the cartoon in English, click here
To view and/or download the cartoon in French, click hereTags: Les dessins animés