Ulcinj Salina (Montenegro): Protecting, restoring and con- serving a key wetland for nature and people

The Ulcinj Salina, in Montenegro, is one of the most important stopovers for migrating birds along. The Adriatic Flyway and is also a major nesting, wintering and roosting spot. The salt works, set up in this manmade wetland in the 1920s, ensured a good life for local workers and birds alike. But, today, this treasure is under theat. As part of its strategy for Mediterranean coastal wetlands, the MAVA Foundation […]

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GEMWET- Conservation and sustainable development of coastal wetlands with high ecological value: the Ghar el Melh case, Tunisia.

The city of Ghar el Melh, in the north of Tunisia, has a rich natural and cultural heritage. It hosts the Ghar el Melh lagoon, a Wetland of International Importance, providing precious services to local community. Due to human activities within the lagoon, urgent actions are needed to save the lagoon ecosystem that is facing progressive pressures. As part of its strategy for Mediterranean coastal wetlands, the MAVA Foundation is supporting […]

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Buna River Protection Project

Located on the Adriatic coast, the Bojana/Buna River is shared by Montenegro and Albania. It contains the most important wetlands of high ecological value in the Eastern Mediterranean. Actions are needed to preserve these ecosystems that are home to rare and endangered species. As part of its strategy for Mediterranean coastal wetlands, the MAVA Foundation is supporting the “Buna Delta Protection Project’’ focusing on the Buna River-Velipoja Protected Landscape (BRVPL). The […]

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MARISTANIS: Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Habitats of the Oristano Gulf (Sardinia, Italy)

The Gulf of Oristano, in Sardinia (Italy), boasts 7,700 hectares of Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites), which stretch along 200 km of coastline from Capo Mannu to the lagoon of Marceddì. These wetlands are rich in biodiversity and provide significant economic, social and cultural benefits to the local population. The Maristanis project is aimed at defining an integrated management system of these wetlands that can serve as a model […]

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MedWet, a community working for Mediterranean wetlands

  The Mediterranean Wetland Initiative (MedWet) is pleased to announce that its new institutional brochure is now available. The brochure, entitled “MedWet, a community working for Mediterranean wetlands”, is aimed at a diverse and extensive audience, including member countries, international organizations, NGOs and the general public. It explains the vision,role and objectives of MedWet and how it works. The brochure is available in English and French (See links below).   […]

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MedWet Framework for action

At its 12th Meeting (Paris, France, 7-11 February 2016) the Mediterranean Wetlands Committee adopted the Framework for Action 2016-2030 “Wetlands for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean Region”.
This Framework for Action is designed as an early contribution to achieving some of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals 2016–2030 (SDGs) through a series of concrete actions for the conservation of wetlands and the sustainable use of their resources in the Mediterranean region.

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