Wetlands & People: A Vital Connection
Wetlands & People: A Vital Connection is a short animated video, which captures the deep rootedness of wetlands in our lives, our souls and our history – and the way in which we humans increasingly threaten them.
By first capturing the diverse pleasures they offer to us in boating, agriculture and fishing, we then are rudely exposed to how we have devalued them and abused them. Cleverly rewinding from the video from this terrible fate, we are taken back through history to see just how this precious resource, Mediterranean coastal wetlands, enrich our environment and our lives.
As we say, Life begins in Wetlands. From Mesopotamia through the ages of Mediterranean history, the video captures the cultural heritage wetlands preserve. With the climate and biodiversity emergencies upon us, preserving and restoring wetlands offers us a critical element to begin to respond. Don’t let wetlands be wiped off your map!
The video is available in different langages, you need to activate the subtitles.
Learn more about coastal wetlands: http://offyourmap.org/Tags: changement climatique, climate change, climate crisis, Wetlands, zones humides
Training on Visitors Management in Protected Wetlands
The training course on “Visitors Management in Protected Wetlands – Making them the allies of conservation” was held on 24-29 July 2017 at the National Centre of Environmental Education (CENEAM), located in Valsaín (Segovia), Spain.
The main objective of the course was to learn how to better understand, monitor and manage visitors’ use in protected areas and heritage sites, in particular wetlands, in order to maintain the quality of the resource while ensuring a satisfactory visitors experience
More information about the training here: https://medwet.org/training-visitors-management/
Watch the video made about the training:Tags: climate change, Marine protected areas, Wetlands, zones humides
The MedWet exhibition “Our wetlands our people”
MedWet organised an exhibition of thirty colourful posters on the theme “Our wetlands, our people” for the occasion of the Ramsar COP12 event. Celebrating the beauty of Mediterranean wetlands and their people, the exhibition presents each of the 27 MedWet countries and entities, and posters are also reproduced in postcards with a small text behind explaining the positive relation between wetlands and people in English and French.
The exhibition is now available upon request to be travelling all over the Mediterranean countries.
(credit Leandro Borba, OCC)