Through our five distinct actions, we are increasing the capacity of Mediterranean societies to ensure the protection, restoration and sustainable use of wetlands and rivers

Advocacy at a local level for a specific site under threat

Site Specific Advocacy

Our red alerts help local CBOs & NGOs raise an alarm for wetlands under threat and suggest solutions to decision-makers to reduce or stop threats based on scientific evidence and field experience.
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Local Solutions

We create impactful solutions through developing protocols and methodologies for local conservation and restoration
Influencing Policy

Influencing Policy

We bring a voice to rivers and wetlands through helping local people advocate and change national policy so that wetlands and rivers are protected and used sustainably.
Capacity-Building & Training

Capacity Building & Training

We develop and conduct tailor-made training programmes for community based organizations (CBOs) to protect wetlands and rivers. These programmes include advocacy as well as how to grow financially sustainable CBOs.
Communication & Knowledge-Sharing

Communication & Knowledge Sharing

We share best practices within our Network and with local organizations. We popularize scientific research and knowledge with local communities, decision-makers, and other organisations.

The Green Light Initiative

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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