Resources and uses of wetlands and coastal ecosystems in the Mediterranean region : 5 steps for a simplified socio-economic diagnosis
Report of the MedWetCoast workshop. 12-16 March 2001, Tunis
par Web Team
The regional training course on "Resources and uses of wetlands and coastal ecosystems in the Mediterranean region" proposed a working methodology and presented some useful and practical tools for the socio-economic assessment of the MedWetCoast pilot sites.
In the Mediterranean, the managers of natural areas are perhaps more affected than elsewhere by the need to take into account the concerns of the neighbouring populations.
Although this consideration is now well integrated into management structures, the resources that have to be deployed to identify the expectations of the public are less widely known and are still difficult to approach.
The aim of this report is to make up for this gap by proposing a series of instruments - a sort of toolbox - which can be used depending on the particular situation of each site.