Life begins in wetlands.

Life begins in wetlands.

+3.8° by 2100

The Mediterranean is warming up faster than the rest of the world.

250
million

Mediterranean people face a rise in the frequency of catastrophic natural events.

36%

of Mediterranean wetland species are threatened with extinction.

While thriving coastal wetlands can offer resilient Nature-Based Solutions to the climate crisis, they are shrinking at an alarming rate. We have lost 48% of our wetlands since 1970. 

Don’t let them be wiped off your map. Help us turn the tide for Mediterranean wetlands by sharing our stories and following us on social media.

Natural solutions for a better future

Natural solutions for a better future

Today’s global society faces a range of unprecedented challenges – and here in the Mediterranean, these challenges are urgent and all too visible. What we do to address them in this crucial next decade will affect lives across the region and beyond for generations to come.

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Natural solutions for a better future

Natural solutions for a better future

Today’s global society faces a range of unprecedented challenges – and here in the Mediterranean, these challenges are urgent and all too visible. What we do to address them in this crucial next decade will affect lives across the region and beyond for generations to come.

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Why is it so important to protect island wetlands?

Why is it so important to protect island wetlands?

Island wetlands provide invaluable services right across the basin. They store and purify the water island communities need to survive, and they produce fish, food, salt, reeds and other economic materials. They cool hot summer air. In terms of biodiversity, island wetlands provide unique habitats for endemic and endangered species, as well as hosting some of the most important sites for birds in the whole of the Mediterranean, both native and migratory.

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Why is it so important to protect island wetlands?

Island wetlands provide invaluable services right across the basin. They store and purify the water island communities need to survive, and they produce fish, food, salt, reeds and other economic materials. They cool hot summer air. In terms of biodiversity, island wetlands provide unique habitats for endemic and endangered species, as well as hosting some of the most important sites for birds in the whole of the Mediterranean, both native and migratory.

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Off Your Map is a collaboration between the following partners, coordinated by MedWet and funded by the MAVA Foundation.