Restoring Mediterranean Wetlands: The new policymaker’s playbook for sustainable management and ecosystem restoration by 2030

This handbook has been prepared in the framework of the project “Strengthening the restoration of Mediterranean Wetlands for nature and people” funded by the MAVA Foundation. It has been coordinated by WWF Spain, MedWet and Tour du Valat in partnership with PIM Initiative and MEDSEA. The project is part of the Wetlands-Based Solutions initiative funded by the MAVA Foundation.

Through better planning and understanding we can increase wetlands’ resilience and start improving water quality and restore the wetlands’ vital ecosystems. This handbook will guide you in developing and implementing wetlands restoration initiatives. Experts in the field share experiences and case studies of integrated restoration using Nature-based Solutions and how to set clear objectives, identify priorities and undertake continuous evaluation as well as opportunities to transfer knowledge and upscaling. It also contains tools, methodologies, and checklists for planners to ensure they’ve thought of everything that needs to happen before, during, and after any wetlands restoration project.

The handbook is available in Spanish, English and French.