Mediterranean coastal wetlands are threatened by tourism, urbanisation, industrial development, and unsustainable agriculture. And climate change makes the need for effective wetland conservation even more urgent.
We aim to restore damaged habitats, encourage sustainable water use and reduce the impacts of water abstraction, pollution and coastal development on wetlands and related marine habitats by:
- building capacity for effective management and planning processes
- raising awareness of the importance and value of coastal wetlands
- demonstrating local solutions in different contexts
Our three pilot sites are representative of different and complementary Mediterranean contexts. Various geopolitical and ecological conditions are represented by: an island site in an EU country; a transboundary site between two European countries not part of the EU; and another site located in North Africa.
Focus on one of our partners
At the heart of all our work are passionate people dedicated to delivering effective and lasting conservation. These inspirational partners are our greatest asset.
Jean JalbertTour du Valat
MAVA has allocated € 2,140,000 annually, including €240,000 programmatic funding
The Action Plan annual budget is estimated at € 3,158,000
Remaining needs are partially covered by existing projects but co-funding is still needed