Life begins in wetlands.

Life begins in wetlands.

The Mediterranean is getting hotter, and we need its coastal wetlands now more than ever.

+3.8° by 2100

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

150
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.

Too Much of a Good Thing? Wetlands and Nutrients

Too Much of a Good Thing? Wetlands and Nutrients

Not only do wetlands serve as a nature-based solution for the accelerating devastation caused by the climate emergency, but they also provide a filtering and cleansing function, similar to the human kidney, for our water that is more and more polluted by modern agriculture’s excessive dependence on chemical fertilisers. Our water is also increasingly degraded by urban development and the often untreated waste and pollution that results.

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Too Much of a Good Thing? Wetlands and Nutrients

Not only do wetlands serve as a nature-based solution for the accelerating devastation caused by the climate emergency, but they also provide a filtering and cleansing function, similar to the human kidney, for our water that is more and more polluted by modern agriculture’s excessive dependence on chemical fertilisers. Our water is also increasingly degraded by urban development and the often untreated waste and pollution that results.

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الأراضي الرطبة الساحلية وأزمة المناخ: لماذا يحتاج البحر الأبيض المتوسط إلى حلول قائمة على الطبيعة

الأراضي الرطبة الساحلية وأزمة المناخ: لماذا يحتاج البحر الأبيض المتوسط إلى حلول قائمة على الطبيعة

لا شك في أن درجة حرارة حوض البحر الأبيض المتوسط آخذة في الإرتفاع، ونحن بأمسّ الحاجة إلى أراضيه الرطبة أكثر من أي وقت مضى. لقد أنتج هذا المنشور في إطار حملة إتصالات Off Your Map حول الأراضي الرطبة الساحلية المتوسطية. ويوضح أهمية هذه النظم الإيكولوجية الحيوية، لا سيما فيما يتعلق بتغير المناخ، ... read more

Zones humides côtières et crise climatique : Pourquoi la  Méditerranée a besoin des solutions fondées sur la nature

Zones humides côtières et crise climatique : Pourquoi la Méditerranée a besoin des solutions fondées sur la nature

La Méditerranée se réchauffe - et nous avons plus que jamais besoin de ses zones humides côtières. Cette publication explique pourquoi elles sont importantes, notamment en ce qui concerne le changement climatique, et le travail novateur que les partenaires de MAVA M3 et la campagne Off Your ... read more

Coastal wetlands and the climate crisis: Why the Mediterranean needs nature-based solutions

Coastal wetlands and the climate crisis: Why the Mediterranean needs nature-based solutions

The Mediterranean is getting hotter – and we need its coastal wetlands more than ever. This publication explains why they matter, particularly when it comes to climate change, and the groundbreaking work that MAVA M3 partners and the Off Your Map campaign, led by MedWet, are building to ... read more