Our Alliance brings a voice to the wetlands and rivers. As a network of 32 of the best conservation organizations across 15 countries, we help Mediterranean communities ensure wetlands and rivers’ protection, restoration, and sustainable use.
We help community-based organizations protect wetlands and rivers by advocating with authorities for implementing and enforcing policies. We are also a knowledge hub where we actively share and improve lessons learned and technical approaches amongst our members and community organizations.
Wetlands are a versatile climate and biodiversity hack; They contain more biodiversity than forests, holding 40% of the planet’s species on just 7% of the land. The Mediterranean region hosts around 400 coastal lagoons that provide important feeding areas for many marine species, thus contributing to the sustainability of fish stock.
Yet, sadly, they remain the world’s most threatened ecosystem.
Nowadays, the Mediterranean wetlands are in danger of collapse without a more active local management. However, local, community-based organizations often need assistance organizing and effective protection campaigns with authorities.
The Red Alert system is a way to identify and stop (or reduce) emerging threats towards important Mediterranean wetlands and rivers.
Once a Red Alert is launched, we go into action to help community based organizations protect their important natural resources.
Are you a civil society organization in the Mediterranean and you need help in protecting a river or wetland?
We can help you by developing a strategy to help you draw the attention of society, decision-makers, and the international community to stop the destruction of protected areas.
The Green Light initiative is a way for communities to garner the best professional support from the Alliance to restore wetlands. This approach aims first to build a comprehensive pan Mediterranean map of sites in which wetland restoration is feasible and can provide long-term benefits to nature and people. We take into account physical factors such as surface hydro-ecological characteristics and land use patterns, local expert’s assessments, and the presence of NGOs able to conduct restoration actions. Then, we work together to make a restoration plan and visual models to encourage decision-makers and donors to start restoration actions in the selected locations.
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