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 the project on “conservation and sustainable development of coastal wetland with high ecological value: Ghar El Melh, Tunisia”.

The project is led by WWF North Africa in partnership with international and local organizations joining forces to conserve the Ramsar Site of Ghar el Melh.



This work was carried out by MedWet as part of the portfolio of Mediterranean wetland projects.

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