Climate change and Mediterranean wetlands

The role of wetlands in climate change adaptation is under appreciated This technical leaflet was produced by the Specialist Group on climate change (MedWet/STN/Climate-SG). It focuses on the role played by wetlands in fighting climate change, as well as the effects of climate change on these ecosystems. The Climate Change Specialist Group is one of the five Specialist Groups constituting the MedWet/ STN. It is made up of 9 experts from […]

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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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Good practices handbook – Integrating urban development and wetland conservation

  The Handbook “Good practices handbook – Integrating urban development and wetland conservation” provides guidance to individuals, businesses, organizations or government involved in the design, planning, management and/or construction of urban wetlands. By showcasing examples from all over the world and sharing valuable experiences, it is hoped that the best practice principles, illustrated throughout the handbook, will be widely adopted. Whether it is a recognised wetland of international importance or a humble pond […]

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Mediterranean Wetlands Outlook 2: Solutions for sustainable Mediterranean Wetlands – 2018

The Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, functioning under the umbrella of Tour du Valat and the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative MedWet, has just published the new report Mediterranean Wetlands Outlook 2: Solutions for sustainable Mediterranean wetlands (MWO2). The MWO2 updates the situation for Mediterranean wetlands since 2012, the year of publication of the MWO1, which was the first regional indicator-based assessment of the status of wetlands and the challenges that they face.   […]

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Monitoring of recreational and educational services provided by Mediterranean wetlands 2018

The Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory (MWO), the technical and scientific group established by La Tour de Valat (France) to provide support to the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative (MedWet), has published the study “Monitoring of recreational and educational services provided by Mediterranean wetlands”, including a Synthesis for decision-makers and managers. This synthesis targeted to decision-makers and wetlands managers is extracted from the full report of the 2017 monitoring exercise, realized by Tour du Valat […]

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Global Wetland Outlook: State of the world’s wetlands and their services to people 2018

The Ramsar Secretariat has just published a new report named ”Global Wetland Outlook: State of the world’s wetlands and their services to people 2018”. The report provides a current overview of global wetlands: their extent, trends, drivers of change and the responses needed to reverse the historical decline in wetland area and quality.     The Global Wetland Outlook (GWO) emphasizes the necessity of developing effective wetland management plans and […]

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