About MedWet

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.

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Wetlands & People: A Vital Connection

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/

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Training on Visitors Management in Protected Wetlands

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:

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