This project involved three wetland sites in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia and ran from 2004 to 2006. It aimed to reinforce capacity building on a national and local level so that “wise use” of wetlands policies could be implemented. Socio-economic aspects were taken into consideration and were used to involve local stakeholders and improve the income of local communities. Practically, this involved the training of the technical personnel and site managers in the management and monitoring (data collection) of the site. Environmental education centers were established and ecotourism was promoted.
The MedWet2 project was the second big project under the aegis of MedWet and was essentially a continuation of the MedWet1 project in five non EU member states (Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Morocco and Tunisia). The tools and methods created in MedWet1 were used and adapted and included a new component, a first approach to socio-economic aspects of wetlands. The project was almost fully funded by the EU LIFE third countries framework.