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, 684 organizations engaged and organized 1366 events, engaging more than 57,200 people.
The global map of events organised in 2023 in the Mediterranean:
The map of funded events in 2023 in the framework of the call for project launched by MedWet:
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 and the Ramsar France association.
In light of these encouraging results, MedWet is planning to relaunch the campaign in 2024.
Download the report: World Wetlands Day 2023 in the Mediterranean.
Isabelle Perroud, MedWet