Life begins in wetlands.
In this section, you will find our latest publications, tools and cases studies to illustrate the value of restoring coastal wetlands
Latest publications to inform effective decision-making
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...
Wetlands are the most productive ecosystems in the world, providing essential ecosystem services...
Healthy, functioning wetlands ensure well-being for people in the Mediterranean by providing...
Useful tools to design restoration actions
Since 2017, a coalition of conservation bodies – ‘MedIsWet’ – have been on a mission. It’s their aim to raise awareness of the particular importance of wetlands on Mediterranean islands, and drive regional efforts to save them.
So why are island wetlands special?
This document targets policy-decision makers, public and private investors. Its ambition is to...
TESSA provides wetland managers, conservation practitioners, and the private sector with a step-by-step guidance on practical methods to assess and value these crucial benefits (ecosystem services) at a site as well as how to present and communicate on these results to influence decision-making.
Watch the videos of our latest webinars
This online training was organised, from 20 to 22 June, 2022, by Tour du Valat, with the support of MedWet, in the framework of the project “Strengthening the restoration of Mediterranean Wetlands for nature and people”, coordinated by WWF Spain and financed by MAVA Foundation.
Monitoring the health of our coastal wetlands – the Wetland Index: Case studies across the Mediterranean
The Wetland Index (WI) is a tool that aims at monitoring the health of wetlands using a simple, cost-efficient, and replicable method. The assessment, based on the IBA monitoring framework, can be undertaken each year even with limited resources.
This series of webinars is organised in the framework of the Wetland-based Solutions project to help coastal wetland managers, practitioners and decision-makers to understand and implement solutions where nature and socio-economic aspects can live in harmony.
Powerful visuals to explain the importance of wetland restoration
Discover successful restoration cases of a few Mediterranean coastal wetlands used as a Nature-based solution to tackle the biodiversity and climate crisis in the region.
Infographics showing how coastal wetlands are nature-based solutions to extreme weather, sea level rise, water stress, carbon storage and biodiversity crisis.
Listen to the testimonials of other experts and decision-makers.
Here you can find the powerful and moving stories from Wetlanders who share their links with...
The Gulf of Oristano is home to 85,000 people, but significant parts of the area could be flooded...
The Buna River delta hosts the most important wetlands of high ecological value in the Eastern...