The Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative (MedWet) is organizing a Call for expression of interest in view of establishing a permanent Short List of experts: The required profils […]
On 2 February every year, the world celebrates World Wetlands Day to raise public awareness of the importance of wetlands for humanity and the planet. To celebrate this important day, many events […]
Known as Turkey’s Maldives, the lake Salda, located in southwestern Burdur province, is one of the deepest lakes in Turkey and, with its white beach and clear water, among the […]
Wetlands are home to very rare species and are particularly important for birds, during their life cycle, as sources of feeding, resting, and for shelter. Birds use them also for […]
Call for case studies: Enhancing the knowledge on the linkage between gender equality, women’s empowerment and the wise use, management and conservation of wetlands
The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands is currently developing a guidance document on how to integrate gender-responsive approaches into the implementation of the Convention in accordance with Resolution XIII.18 […]
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