Healthy coastal wetlands

Thriving coastal wetlands: nature-based
solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises

Welcome to the
Wetland-based Solutions project

Coastal Wetlands offer unique nature-based solutions to some of our most pressing challenges, and benefit people, wildlife and local economies alike.

We are a group of more than 30 specialist wetland organisations who have come together in a ground-breaking initiative to save, restore and manage these vital ecosystems.

How do we work

Science to action

Our work is guided by the latest science and is focused on action on the ground. We develop our own research studies, and create networks across the Mediterranean to increase knowledge of wetlands and share practical lessons from the field.

Policy processes and tools

We play a leading role in regional wetlands governance, taking an active part in all major conventions and processes. We use our specialist knowledge and skills to develop tools and resources which help decision-makers address wetland protection, restoration and management challenges.

On the ground solutions

We’re currently implementing wetland-based solutions in Albania, France, Italy, Montenegro, Spain, Tunisia, and on islands off Greece, Croatia, Turkey, and Cyprus. Our aim is to develop and share replicable models, inspiring and supporting others to take action across the Mediterranean.


Latest stories


Why is it so important to protect island wetlands?

Why is it so important to protect island wetlands?

Island wetlands provide invaluable services right across the basin. They store and purify the water island communities need to survive, and they produce fish, food, salt, reeds and other economic materials. They cool hot summer air. In terms of biodiversity, island wetlands provide unique habitats for endemic and endangered species, as well as hosting some of the most important sites for birds in the whole of the Mediterranean, both native and migratory.

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I Bless the Rains Down in Africa

I Bless the Rains Down in Africa

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Coastal wetlands are home to a fabulous diversity of species. But between land-grabbing and Climate Change, we’re losing them at an alarming rate.

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