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Project Inventory, assessment and monitoring for wetland management

Project number n/a
Acronym SUDOE
Geographical coverage Portugal, Spain
Budget (in €) 696064
Programme European Community - INTERREG III-B Southwest of Europe
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* To provide the SUDOE region with a tool for the elaboration of management and monitoring plans for wetlands

* To bring up-to-date the MedWet inventory methodology for wetlands, specially in what regards their management and wise use, including legal, socioeconomic and cultural aspects and tools for  wetland assessment and monitoring associated to a Geographical Information System (GIS)

* To promote the flow of knowledge and experience between each SUDOE region, specially those developed under the MedWet initiative, considering common methodologies

* To contribute for the conservation, management and wise use of wetlands included in Nature 2000 Sites, through the implementation of the improved MedWet inventory methodology

* To promote public awareness and participation and contribute to the institutional development of each partner through exchange of information and communication of results

* To promote the natural and cultural values of the SUDOE Region near the other Mediterranean partners (MedWet, Ramsar, Natura 2000)

Anticipated results

* Report of the analysis over the existing methodologies for wetland inventory, assessment and monitoring

* Set of new datasheets to add to the MedWet Inventory methodology

* Revised Habitat Description System

* Manual guide to the improved MedWet inventory methodology

* Glossary of terms related to wetland ecosystems

* Cartographic conventions and data management with a GIS

* Database for the improved MedWet inventory methodology

* Contribution for the management plans of 16 pilot sites

* 2 seminars

* 3 training courses

* 1 leaflet introducing to the MedWet SUDOE project

* Internet website

* 4 working meetings.

Actions / Activities

* To develop and bring up-to-date de MedWet inventory methodologies considering the manager's point of view

* To develop tools of data management - database

* To develop management plans implementing the improved    MedWet methodology in pilot sites

* To exchange information

* To promote the project final results and products

* To coordinate the project

Period [01/01/2003 - 31/12/2004]

Funding sources

  • Co-financing Agency: Management Authority for the European Community Program INTERREG III-B Southwest Europe
    Source Management Authority for the European Community Program INTERREG III-B Southwest Europe
    Programme European Community - INTERREG III-B Southwest of Europe
    Funding rate 73

Field sites

  • Field sites in Spain and Portugal
    Lagoas do Planalto Superior da Serra da Estrela, Portugal

    Reserva Natural do Paul de Arzila, Portugal

    Zona de Protecção Especial da Lagoa de Albufeira, Portugal

    Reserva Natural do Estuário do Sado/ Portugal

    Reserva Natural das Lagoas de Santo André e Sancha, Portugal

    Reserva Natural de Castro Marim e Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal

    Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo, Portugal

    Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, Espanha

    Reserva Natural de Albufera de Adra, Espanha

    Laguna de la Lengua, Espanha

    Laguna de la Anguila, Espanha

    Reserva Natural de Laguna de Zoñar, Espanha

    Laguna de la Caldera, Espanha

    Marjal de Gandia, Espanha

    Reserva Natural de S'Albufereta,  Espanha

    Parque Natural das Salinas D'Eivissa e Formentera, Espanha

    Country Portugal, Spain
    Location Portugal, Spain