The MedWet Initiative welcomes its new Coordinator


The MedWet Initiative is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Rostron as the new MedWet Coordinator. Chris’s arrival marks a significant step forward for MedWet in reinforcing its mission to effectively conserve the Mediterranean wetlands and their functions and values.

Chris Rostron will join MedWet as the new Coordinator at the end of August. He comes to us from Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), one of the International Organisation Partners (IOPs) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, where he has been extensively involved in wetlands and communication, capacity building, education, participation and awareness (CEPA) programmes for the past 16 years. He has worked on developing global support networks for wetland centres and practitioners, supported delivery of CEPA activities for the Ramsar Convention, the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), and most recently developed a new online learning platform.


Chris has collaborated with MedWet over the years, most notably on supporting the World Wetland Day small grants fund. He says: “I am really looking forward to joining the MedWet team. I first got involved at the International Symposium on Water and Wetlands in Agadir (Morocco) in 2012, and have collaborated with the team many times since then. I’m very happy to be keeping my Ramsar and wetland connections, and I can’t wait to get to know the Mediterranean issues and partners better. I’ll do my best to help strengthen support for wetlands in the region through MedWet’s ambitious programmes.

Chris will start his post officially on the 26th of August 2024.

MedWet is delighted to cooperate with Chris, whose talents will enable the Initiative to continue its work in favor of Mediterranean wetlands and reach new heights in the fight to protect these endangered ecosystems. Best of luck, Chris!