Since 2020, MedWet has been developing the World Wetlands Day campaign across the Mediterranean region, with the support of the French Biodiversity Agency (OFB). Learn more here.
This year during the campaign, 562 organizations engaged and organized 1121 events, engaging more than 85,000 people.
World Wetlands Day celebration in Albania. © CELIM
Several elements were identified for the success of the campaign:
- A regional network of actors: national focal points and communication, education, awareness and participation (CEPA), Mediterranean Ramsar Site managers, and nearly 400 non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
- Providing communications tools and registration forms in the languages of the Mediterranean countries.
- Issuing a call for projects to support local activities.
- MedWet’s ability to cooperate with the Ramsar Secretariat.
In light of these encouraging results, MedWet is planning to relaunch the campaign in 2023.
Download the report: World Wetlands Day 2022 in the Mediterranean.
Isabelle Perroud, MedWet