Abstract Since 2005, Morocco has designated 28 Important Bird Areas (IBA) and Ramsar wetlands for waterbirds, yet little is known about how waterbird communities are changing over time and space, […]
The project This project takes place in three Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. It began on 1 April 2014 for a period of 3 years financed by the […]
When it comes to water, the South and East Mediterranean region is one of the poorest parts of the world. The annual consumption of water continues to exceed the renewable […]
The LIFE3 TCY/INT/031 Maghreb wetlands project was a large EC funded project under the DG Environment. It aimed to 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. The results of the project were positive and some of the outputs are still in place like in the Reghaia Lake in Algeria educational centre built during the project.
This project was an initiative aiming at the resolution of conflicts on the use of a common water resource at local or sub-basin level through stakeholder involvement and dialogue in the MENA region. To a certain extent, the capacity building program had “action–research” characteristics and provided an opportunities to local and national actors to build their capacity for integrated water water resources management. The project was done with the support of InWEnt and GWP.
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.