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Mediterranean Waterbird Network (MWN)

Mediterranean Waterbird network



This aim of this project is to improve the quality and quantity of data from the international waterbird censuses (IWCs) that take place every year throughout the Mediterranean region. The results of this monitoring are directly used in the application of international initiatives (the Ramsar Convention and/or the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)). It also contributes to improving our knowledge and management of wetlands, in collaboration with different local and international partners.

Actions and methodology

This network emerged through cooperation between national IWC coordinators in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt) and France (Tour du Valat and the National Office for Hunting and Wildlife). It first worked to improve the quality of the censuses by providing economic, logistic, and technical assistance in those countries, while remaining open to discussion with other Mediterranean countries. The network proposes:


Two major results have been made possible via the MWN:



Technical partners


Financial partners


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