Knowledge Sharing Platform
Knowledge sharing is a key driver for the Network development. MeRSiM provides the opportunity to Ramsar Site managers and other stakeholders to benefit from lessons learnt from successful experiences and about problems encountered, by taking advantage of best practices and achievements done in the Mediterranean.
Mediterranean Ramsar Sites
The Forum will be an opportunity to assess the effectiveness of the Ramsar Convention in the Mediterranean region. Thematic seminars and parallel sessions will discuss key issues and exchange experiences related to wetland conservation and management. The forum will be organised when resources become available.
Through physical workshop and several webinars per year, MeRSiM will reinforce capacities of managers and National Focal Points to effectively manage their Ramsar sites, and increase knowledge to improve their ability to solve the problems they face and to achieve their conservation objectives.
Advocacy for site conservation
and wise use
Advocating for the conservation and effective management of wetlands through producing briefings for decision-makers and the donor community and attending international/regional/national meetings and events to present the experience of the MeRSiM.
Twinning of Mediterranean
Two or more Ramsar sites in the Mediterranean region could be “twinned” to facilitate cooperation and active exchange of experiences through exchange visits between members with a defined programme about issues to be observed/investigated.
Guidelines on sustainable use practices of wetlands
The MeRSiM will evaluate the potential to transfer and share experiences and will identify which factors facilitate or hindered these transfers. The Guidelines will also highlight best practices in Mediterranean wetlands. Members will be invited to contribute to scientific/technical papers/publications about conservation and sustainable use issues that they have investigated, experienced or became aware of in their countries.
Our fields of work
The main field related to Mediterranean wetlands and on which the MeRSiM works.
The MeRSiM-Net is comprised of legal entities that manage Ramsar sites in the Mediterranean area or are interested in the management or the establishment of these and wish to contribute to the establishment and strengthening of the Network. The legal entities are represented by their acting legal representatives or any other persons whose authorisations have been notified to the MedWet Secretariat by the Ramsar National Focal Points.
How it works and
Who is eligible?
How to become
a member of
The management entities of Ramsar sites that have filed their applications pursuant to the conditions specified by the internal rules may become members.