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Integrated management of european wetlands (IMEW)

Objective

The aim of the proposal is to construct a research programme designed to provide detailed information and critical analysis as a basis for informed decision-making by managers of wetland environments. The programme is designed for four wetland locations reaching from northern to southern Europe. Each of these wetland ecosystems is important area for the maintenance of biodiversity and also supports commercial fisheries. These factors lead to actual and/or perceived conflict between wetland species and human populations. Hence, the major objective of the programme is to produce a comparative cross-cultural study of how socio-economic development may, or may not, be reconciled with the preservation of biodiversity. The research will take into account the needs of wetland species and people and the knowledge and values of local stakeholders through- a set of interlinking, interdisciplinary projects involving ecologists and social scientists.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Address
43 Old Elvet
DH1 3HN Durham
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

DANUBE DELTA NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Romania
Address
165,Babadag 165
8800 Tulcea
FINNISH GAME AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Pukinmäenaukio 4
00721 Helsinki
KLAIPEDOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
Manto 84
5808 Klaipda
MUNICIPALITY OF ELEFTHERIO KODELIO
Greece
Address
Papandreou 2 And Katsantoni
56334 Thessaloniki
THE GOULANDRIS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Greece
Address
14Th Thessalonik Mihaniona
57001 Thermi