Project LIFE3- Reinforce the capacity of management of North African Wetlands

A brief description is provided in the table below. For a more detailed presentation click on the pictures of the English and French brochures at the bottom of this page.

Sites Participating
  1. Reghaia Lake, Algeria
  2. Merja Zerga, Morocco
  3. Sebkhat El Kelbia, Tunisia
Duration2004 – 2007
Lead PartnerMedWet
PartnersGovernments involved: Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria

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Funding from: European Commission (DG Environment)

CategoryCapacity Building
  • Reinforce the participating countries’ capacity building on a national level, in order for them to be able to implement policies for the conservation and wise use of their wetlands, while taking into consideration the ecological functions of specific sites and promoting a trans-regional cooperation about the use of specific tools and methodologies.
  • Reinforce capacity building at the local level by strengthening the potential socio-economic assets of the sites; to improve the economy of the local communities while taking into consideration the wise use of their natural resources
  • Three Focal Units established in each of the three partner countries staffed with executive secretaries.  These units constituted the platform for cooperation of the three main actors on whom the conservation of wetlands is based: public administration, non-governmental sector and academic/research.

English brochure– click on the pictures to read.

French brochure– click on the pictures to read.