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Juricã, R. (1997), Archaeological sites of the lower Neretva Region, ANPCH / MedWet2, Zagreb, Croatia.

Karadhedhos, G. and Tsolakis, P. (1989), Traditional Greek architecture: Prespa, Melisssa, Athens, Greece.

Karadumi, S. (1998), Potential impacts by expected climatic changes in the forests and lagoons of the Albanian coast, CEP / MedWet2, Tirana, Albania.

Kucen, E., (1997), The evaluation of the lower Neretva as a tourist destination, ANPCH / MedWet2, Zagreb, Croatia.

Liberati, A.M., Miraj, L., Pojani, I., Sear, F., Wilkes, J. and Polci, B. (2003), The theatre at Butrint: Luigi Maria Ugolini’s excavations at Butrint 1928-1932, Brown Book, Oxford, UK.

Madiraca, M. (1997), Guidelines for town and country planning in the Neretva Delta, ANPCH / MedWet2, Zagreb.

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MedWet, (2001), Conclusions of the technical session on salinas, tradition and sustainable management, MedWet/Com4, Sesimbra, Portugal, 20-23 May 2000, pp. 6.

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Micevski, B. and Smith D. (2002), Prespa cultural heritage, BSPSM, Skopje, FYROM.

Mullaj, A. (1998), Flora and vegetation of the Kune-Vain lagoons complex, CEP / MedWet2, Tirana, Albania.

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Papayannis, T. (2002), Regional action for wetlands: the Mediterranean experience, MedWet – Tour du Valat Publication, Arles, France.

Papayannis, T. (2008), Action for culture in Mediterranean Wetlands, Med-INA, Athens, Greece.

Papayannis, T. and Pritchard D. (2011), Culture and wetlands in the Mediterranean: an evolving story, Med-INA, Athens

Papayannis, T. and Salathé, T. (1999), Mediterranean Wetlands at the Dawn of the 21st Century, MedWet – Tour du Valat Publications, Arles, France.

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Pilgrim, S. and Pretty, J. (2010), Nature and Culture: Rebuilding Lost Connections, Earthscan, London, UK. 

Pincherle, M. (1989), Il Porto Invisibile di Orbetello, Pacini Editore, Pisa, Italy.

Ramsar Convention (1971), Convention on wetlands of international importance, UN Treaty Series No. 14583, 02 February 1971, Ramsar, Iran.

Republic of Turkey (1998), Lake Kus, Ministry of Environment, General Directorate of Environmental Protection, Wetlands Section, Turkey.

Romicã, D., Grgicã, I. and Romicã, M. (1997), Agricultural production in the Neretva Delta, Agriculture Faculty, University of Zagreb / ANPCH / MedWet2, Tirana, Albania.

Skinner, J. and Zalewski, S. (1995), Functions and values of Mediterranean wetlands, MedWet – Tour du Valat Publications, Arles, France.

Society for the Protection of Prespa (2001), Study on the Restoration and Management of Wet Meadows at Lake Mikri Prespa, SPP General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Agios Germanos, Greece.

Subramanian, S., Pisupati, B. (eds) (2011), Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practice: Approaches to Development and Human Well-Being, United Nations University Press, New York, USA.

Viñals, M.J., (2002), El Patrimonio Cultural de los Humedales / Wetland Cultural Heritage, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente: Madrid, Spain. (also in English)

Zalidis, G.C., Crisman, T.L. and Gerakis, P.A. (2002), Restoration of Mediterranean wetlands, Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, Athens and Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre, Thermi, Greece.