This publication addresses key issues relating to planning and implementing integrated management in the Mediterranean context.
While emphasizing the importance of a tailored-based approach that should be developed to address the specificities of each site, the book provides a set of insights framing discussion on the following issues:
-What conditions are conducive to applying an integrated management approach
-What scale of area is appropriate
-Which key actors to involve
-How to facilitate dialogue among competing users of wetland resources
-What organizations and structures can provide leadership for integrated management of wetlands
-How to strengthen capacities for facilitating mediation towards integrated
-What role can the State play in supporting integrated management structures
While no universal answers to these questions are available, the book offers a wide range of lessons derived from the practical application of wetland management in the Mediterranean.
Highly accessible to the non-expert, the book provides clearly written introduction to the schools of thought concerning wetland management while also drawing from the experience of a number of experts, and recent work on integrated management of coastal zones, providing an in-depth review of the subject in a Mediterranean context.
Moreover, the first section of the book, focusing on a general overview of the values of wetlands and benefits, richly illustrated with photographs and diagrams make an excellent introduction on the subject of wetlands.
Reference: B Bonnet, S Aulong, S Goyet, M Lutz, R Mathevet (2001) Integrated Management of Mediterranean Wetlands, J SKinner, A J Crivelli (eds), Conservation of Mediterranean Wetlands – no 13, Tour du Valat, Arles (France)
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