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Wetland lakes are a globally important nature resource but many are undergoing major disturbance associated with land-use needs and population growth. North African sites are particularly threatened environments but rates of environmental change are poorly known. The CASSARINA Project aims to make past and present biodiversity assessments and to establish water quality monitoring at nine wetland lakes. Integrating these data with results from remote sensing techniques offers a practical way to facilitate monitoring environmental change in these valuable ecosystems.

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Authors: ISIS, ;SAIA ISPRA (IT),
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Satellite-based observation - A tool for the study of the Mediterranean Basin, Tunis, 23-27th November, 1998
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
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