The civil society, and especially national Non Gouvernemental Organisations (NGOs), is gaining in importance and recognition throughout the Mediterranean, in terms of its capacity to initiate and lead initiatives for the conservation of wetlands. Its enthusiasm is its initial driving force, and has already achieved a great deal.
However, for a long-lasting and increasing benefit for wetlands, this enthusiasm needs to be reinforced and turned fully professional through the project: “Civil society capacity building for sustainable wetland management in southern and eastern Mediterranean” led by the Tour du Valat (France).
By strengthening civil society, the project allows a better valorization of wetlands, promoting a better taking into account of them by governments in decision-making concerning development and land-use planning.
This work was carried out by MedWet as part of the portfolio of Mediterranean wetland projects.
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