Avril 2003 / April 2003
Project for Conservation of Wetlands and Coastal Ecosystem in the
Mediterranean Basin


 

 

MedWetCoast @-news

 

Activités du projet MedWetCoast / MedWetCoast Project Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Brèves / Short News

 

·     Palestinian Project

Bahaeldin Yousif Alfaloji, Site manager, new comer to the Palestian Authority Project
the Palestinian project phase is only three years, and the ending date for the project was due last December. However, UNDP was keen to support and make the project continue by several means to ensure the compliance on the regional level. So UNDP continue support some activities, mainly related (...)

 

·     Egyptian Project
Medwetcoast Egyptian news letter, Third issues - Winter 2003
Overview of the news letter :
-  Participation of the MedWetCoast project Manager Dr Essam El Badry at the 8th Conference of the Contrating Parties to the Ramsar Convention in Valencia - Spain ;
-  Sustainable Development in Sharm : Within the project's efforts for sustainable development, (...)

 

·     Regional Coordination Unit

A meeting with International experts involved at regional and national levels to support the project will hold the 26 may 2003 at the Tour du Valat

 

 

 

 

 

RAPPORTS EN LIGNE - ON LINE REPORTS


 ·    Egyptian management plan for Omayed Protected Area
Taking into consideration the prevailing biotic and abiotic conditions in Omayed Protected Area, the most suitable choice from among the three possible alternatives of management strategy seems to be that of non-intervention in the habitat types and maintenance of species diversity of the site.
-  for public use (recreation, visitor facilities, education/demonstration) : The most suitable management strategy seems to be that of partially open (or zoned) access. Areas with (...)
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·    Management plan progress of the Burullus protected area
Follow up the last development of the MedWetCoast Project in Egypt. This document presented in tabular form an overview of expected results, indicators, results achieved on Burullus protected area and corrective measures must be done in light of problems faced during the development process of the Egyptian project. These measures should allow an improvement in the implementation of the management plan. read more ...  

·    Management plan progress of the Omayed protected area
Follow up the last development of the MedWetCoast Project in Egypt. This document presented in tabular form an overview of expected results, indicators, results achieved on Omayed protected area and corrective measures must be done in light of problems faced during the development process of the Egyptian project. These measures should allow an improvement in the implementation of the management plan. read more ...  

·    Management plan progress of the Zaranik protected area
Follow up the last development of the MedWetCoast Project in Egypt. This document presented in tabular form an overview of expected results, indicators, results achieved on Zaranik protected area and corrective measures must be done in light of problems faced during the development process of the Egyptian project. These measures should allow an improvement in the implementation of the management plan. read more ...  

·    Quarterly activity report of MedWetCoast Albania
Follow up the last development of the MedWetCoast Project in Albania. This document presented in tabular form is an overview of project outcomes in view of outcome indicators set by the Regional level. We can also find Albanian project Output in view of indicators and the Status of Achievement of Indicators. In addition of the Quarterly activity report the reporting of the project activities planned for 2003 is included at the end of the presentation.  read more ...  

·    Albanian quarterly report on the progress of Narta lagoon management plan
Expected results, indicators, results achieved on Narta Lagoon protected area and corrective measures must be done in light of problems faced during the development process of the Albanian project. These measures should allow an improvement in the implementation of the management plan. read more ...

·    Albanian quarterly report on the progress of Orikumi, Karaburun, Llogara (national park) management plans
Expected results , indicators , results achieved on Orikumi, Karaburun, Llogara protected areas and corrective measures must be done in light of problems faced during the development process of the Albanian project. These measures should allow an improvement in the implementation of the management plan. read more ...  

·    Lebanon project implementation : from site diagnosis to management plan Site Diagnosis activities : We are in the process of appointing a team for site diagnosis. This team will finalize the SD based on the previous work done by the NCSR. SD will start by the beginning of May, 2003. In the meantime we are also finalizing the selection of the international management plan coordinator. You will be notified of the date of start of the SD and you will start receiving reports accordingly (...) read more ...  

·    Rapport d'activités de la composante Marocaine du projet MedWetCoast Depuis la clôture des travaux du diagnostic, les principales avancées sont:
- Au niveau du diagnostic : Après la diffusion des résultats du diagnostic, la totalité des consultants ont été priés d'apporter un certain nombre de précisions ou de mises à jour. Le coordonnateur national du diagnostic est actuellement en train d'intégrer dans son rapport final ces précisions. Parallèlement à cela, un fonds cartographique a été réalisé en intégrant les résultats du diagnostic (...)
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·    Rapport d'activités de la composante Tunisienne du projet MedWetCoast
Le rapport d'activités du projet tunisien retrace les réalisations finalisées en 2002 (réunions des structures de gestion, le renforcement des capacités, les études, les expertises et travaux en cours..., chevauchant 2002 et 2003). Une synthèse du programme des réalisations à développer en 2003 est accessible en fin de document. read more ...  

·    Rapport de mission sur l'intervention de l'expert international sur la phase d'élaboration des plans de gestion tunisien
La Mission s'est déroulée du 14 au 19 janvier 2003. Elle fut partagée entre le travail à l'APAL-Tunis sur l'élaboration des plans de gestion des sites, et la tenue du Comité de Pilotage du Projet à Nabeul.  Le travail concernant l'avancement de la phase plan de gestion diagnostic, s'est réparti entre plusieurs réunions, successivement tenues avec chacun des bureaux recrutés pour l'étude et les responsables techniques du projet à l'APAL (voir ci-dessous les commentaires de l'expert (...) read more ...  

·    Compte rendu de la réunion tripartite du projet MedWetCoast Tunisie organisée le 03 avril 2003
1- Suivi de la précédente réunion tripartite ou évaluation : La majorité des remarques faites lors de la dernière réunion tripartite a été prise en compte, notamment celles recommandant de recourir davantage à l'approche participative, de développer les actions de communication entre les différentes parties prenantes et d' intégrer l'aspect genre dans le projet. En effet, l'APAL a signé des conventions avec 3 ONG et des organismes locaux tels que l'ONAS et le CRDA. Les (...) read more ...  

 

 

Autour de la Méditerranée - Around the Mediterranean Sea

 

 

 

 

Brèves / Short News

 

GEF Announces Special Global Environment Leadership Award to Dr. Mostafa Tolba of Egypt

Washington, D.C., April 22, 2003 : Mohamed T. El- Ashry, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), today announced a special Global Environment Leadership Award to Dr. Mostafa Tolba of Egypt. The Global Environment Leadership Award recognizes an (...)

 

 

Djerba a abrité du 9 au 11 avril 2003 la première conférence internationale sur les changements climatiques et le tourisme

Cette conférence s'est tenue à l'initiative de l'Organisation mondiale du Tourisme (OMT) et du ministère du Tourisme, du commerce et de l'artisanat en collaboration avec plusieurs organisations et structures onusiennes et internationales.
Plusieurs ministres du Tourisme et de nombreux (...)

 

M. Elyazghi, ministre de l'Aménagement du territoire, de l'Eau et de l'Environnement, (Maroc) adepte d'une politique maghrébine commune sur le changement climatique

Les pays maghrébins sont appelés à asseoir une politique de gestion intégrée de leurs ressources naturelles qui soit adaptée au nouveau contexte climatique régional, a souligné M. Mohamed Elyazghi, ministre de l'Aménagement du territoire, de l'Eau et de l'Environnement.
Dans une allocution lue (...)

 

 

 

 

 

OUTILS & DOCUMENTS EN LIGNE - ON LINE TOOLS & BOOKS


·    The use of Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment
The use of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment is becoming widespread all over the world due to the demand for water quality improvement for reuse ; and also to compensate for the loss of natural wetlands. This booklet provides a valuable introduction to constructed wetlands and it will raise awareness of their value among environmental professionals. 

The constructed wetland treatment system is a cheap and low-cost alternative for wastewater treatment. The use of constructed (...) read more ...  

 

 

·    Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wild Plants of the Mediterranean Region
The first objective of the MEDUSA Network is the identification of native and naturalized plants of the Mediterranean Region, currently being used in some way.
The Mediterranean region is one of the world's major centers of plant diversity, housing approximately 25,000 species, about half of which are endemic to the region. It is one of the most important of the eight centers of cultivated plant origin and diversity identified by Vavilov who listed over 80 crops from the region, the most (...)
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EVENEMENTS - EVENTS


·    Second International Conference on Wadi Hydrology, 1 to 4 Jul 2003 - Amman, Jordan

'Wadi' is the Arabic word for water channels which are dry except in the rainy season.
Within the framework of the UN Freshwater Year activities led by UN-DESA and UNESCO, and in cooperation with UNESCO-IHP, the UNESCO/EOLSS Chair on Wadi Hydrology (
University of Jordan), the National IHP (...) read more ...  

 

 

C'EST BON A SAVOIR / IT'S WORTH KNOWING


·    LIFE-Third countries : Commission funds 16 environment projects in Third Countries
LIFE is open to all EU countries, some candidate countries (to date Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia) and some third countries bordering the south of the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea.
The objective of LIFE-Third countries is to contribute to the establishment of capacities and administrative structures needed in the environmental sector and in the development of environmental policy and action programmes in third countries bordering on the Mediterranean (...)
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·    The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE)
The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) was established on the basis of a joint commitment by the three principal sponsors, namely the Government of Egypt (GOE), the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) and the United Nations Development (...) read more .

 

 

 

MEDWETCOAST OFFICE

REGIONAL COORDINATION TEAM

 

 

MedWetCoast Project - Regional Facilitation Unit

Biological Station of the Tour du Valat

le Sambuc

13200 Arles - France

Phone : +33 4 90 97 29 66

FAX : +33 4 90 97 29 66 

 

 

Bouameur Mahi

Regional Assistant - Communication Officer

bouameur@tourduvalat.org

 

Abdelkrim Si Bachir

Abdel_si_bachir@tourduvalat.org

Technical Expert