2 – Functions and values of Mediterranean wetlands

Brief Description This booklet has a twin focus, on the one hand exploring the role of wetlands in nature’s cycle and on the other considering the importance of wetlands for man.A high number of examples provided to illustrate the key points in the book makes it overall a very accessible reading. One key point that emerges is that wetlands are part of wider hydrological systems and so the mechanisms of […]

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1 – Characteristics of Mediterranean wetlands

Brief Description This is an introductory work offering concise information on key aspects of wetlands in an accessible manner.Variety in types of wetlands as well as variety in animals and plants that are associated to wetland ecosystems is one of the key points emerging from the book.From river deltas and coastal lagoons to less well known yet expansive inland salt lakes, also known as chotts, lacing the northern edge of […]

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Mediterranean Temporary Pools

Temporary pools are without doubt some of the most remarkable yet most threatened habitats in the Mediterranean region. They comprise an ensemble of highly complex biotopes linked to the major characteristics of the Mediterranean climate: the alternation, during the course of a year, of one of more flooded phases during the cooler seasons with a dry phase, essentially in the summer. Mediterranean temporary pools & marshes host a very rich […]

Regional Action for Wetlands (2002)

Papayannis Thymio Brief Description This book presents an overview of the development of the MedWet, through the eyes of one of the leading figures of this international initiative for the protection of Mediterranean wetlands. The aim of the book is to document and draw on the experience of the first eleven years of MedWet as a guidance to future efforts for its development.It presents  a description of the circumstance and […]

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