- LIFE Wetlands4Climate project partners travel to Rome to participate in the European experience exchange session on the complexity and variability of Mediterranean temporary ponds and pools
Mediterranean lagoons and temporary pools are extremely rich in diversity, but particularly vulnerable to multiple factors such as climate change, water pollution, overgrazing or abandonment of traditional land use. The EU Biodiversity Strategy calls for significant improvements in their conservation status by 2030.
The largest network of protected areas on the planet, the Natura 2000 network, was created to ensure the long-term survival of species and habitat types in each of Europe’s nine biogeographical regions, helping to halt biodiversity loss. In order to exchange best practices, strengthen cooperation in the different member states and share restoration, management and conservation measures that will enable the long-term conservation of these natural areas, the event “Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process – Unraveling the complexity and variability of Mediterranean temporary ponds” was held in Rome, Italy, from March 9 to 11.
Antonio Camacho, Professor of Ecology at the University of Valencia, attended the event, organized by the LIFE-PRIMED Project and the Sapienza University of Rome, to present the LIFE Wetlands4Climate project, an example of management and restoration of Mediterranean wetlands as carbon sinks.