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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Nature-based solutions in the Camargue’s former saltworks

  In order to mitigate the consequences of climate change that are predicted to increase in the 21th century, Nature-Based Solutions appear more and more as an efficient answer on a long-term basis, economical for public finances, and positive for natural ecosystems. This leaflet introduces to this concept and presents the way it is implemented in the Lagoons and Marshes on the former Camargue Saltworks by the managers of the […]

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Water in Mediterranean wetlands: environmental flows for Mediterranean wetlands

  This technical leaflet was produced by the Specialist Group on water (MedWet/STN/Water-SG). It is about the environmental flows for Mediterranean wetlands and highlights the important role of wetlands as key providers of water. The Water Specialist Group is one of the five Specialist Groups that make up the MedWet/STN. It comprises 10 experts from 7 countries in complementary disciplines and practices, who advise on different aspects of water resources […]

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