O Sistema de Classificação de Habitats MedWet (Farinha et al. 1996), um sistema de classificação hierárquico que permite descrever detalhadamente os habitats de zonas húmidas, foi apresentado durante o projecto MedWet 1 (1993-1996). Este sistema foi adaptado do sistema utilizado no inventário de zonas húmidas dos Estados Unidos da América (Cowardin 1979) e desde então sofreu várias adaptações que neste trabalho são também analisadas, nomeadamente o inventário de zonas húmidas de África do Sul (Dini & Cowan 2000). Link to the PDF Book only in Portuguese.
Brief Description This publication serves as a manual to the latest tool for inventorying wetlands developed by MedWet. Known as the MedWet/SUDOE database, this information product is the culmination of a five year project aimed at improving tools for inventorying wetlands, a longstanding priority in the work of MedWet. Information in the database and manual are organized around three levels relating to the hydrological basin, to wetland site as well […]
Temporary pools are without doubt some of the most remarkable yet most threatened habitats in the Mediterranean region. They comprise an ensemble of highly complex biotopes linked to the major characteristics of the Mediterranean climate: the alternation, during the course of a year, of one of more flooded phases during the cooler seasons with a dry phase, essentially in the summer. Mediterranean temporary pools & marshes host a very rich […]
Papayannis Thymio Brief Description This book presents an overview of the development of the MedWet, through the eyes of one of the leading figures of this international initiative for the protection of Mediterranean wetlands. The aim of the book is to document and draw on the experience of the first eleven years of MedWet as a guidance to future efforts for its development.It presents a description of the circumstance and […]
Directed by Benessaiah N Brief Description What are the economic services and benefits that wetlands provide? The authors of this volume consider demographic, economic, biodiversity and development aspects of Mediterranean wetlands. Locations presented ater the Kune-Vain lagoons in Albania, Béni Belaid in Algeria, Delta of the Neretva River in Croatia, Merja Zerga in Morocco and Sebkha el Kelbia in Tunisia. Authors implement a series of theoretical tools on wetlands economic […]
Brief Description Wetland Inventories encompassing a full description of the location, extent, type, functions values and threats of all the wetlands in an area, are a pre-requisite for any concerted wetland conservation programme. They provide a basis for determining priorities for comparing between regions or countries for establishing planning frameworks and for measuring the success of conservations actions. For this reason, developing a comprehensive wetland inventory and monitoring programme has […]