The ecosystem services of Mediterranean wetlands: The benefits provided by wetlands to people are under pressure

  This technical leaflet was produced by the Specialist Group on ecosystems services (MedWet/STN/Ecosystem services-SG). It highlights the different precious benefits that wetlands provide to nature and humans. These benefits are also essential in advancing towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Ecosystem Services Specialist Group is one of the five Specialist Groups that makes up the MedWet/STN. It comprises experts who have in-depth knowledge and experience on wetlands and […]

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Biodiversity in the Mediterranean wetlands: Unique species and ecosystems under threat

  This technical leaflet was produced by the Specialist Group on biodiversity (MedWet/STN/Biodiversity-SG). It showcases the status of biodiversity in the Mediterranean and the threats the species are facing in the region. The Biodiversity Specialist Group is one of the five Specialist Groups constituting the MedWet/STN. It is made up of 15 experts from 13 countries in a wide variety of disciplines, who contribute to different aspects related to biodiversity. […]

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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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