MedINA is happy to announce the launch of the animation video Wetlands and people: A Vital Connection which was created within the framework of the Off Your Map campaign on the protection of Mediterranean coastal wetlands.
The video captures the deep rootedness of wetlands in our lives, our souls and our history – and the way in which we humans increasingly pause a threat to them. It further describes the cultural heritage wetlands preserve, ranging from ancient Mesopotamia through the ages of Mediterranean history, together with their deep interconnectedness with human societies and the threats they face.
The Off Your Map campaign is an effort to effectively promote the Mediterranean coastal wetlands. It raises awareness on the critical role coastal wetlands play as resilient Nature-Based Solutions in the fight against climate change, and advocates for a more effective conservation of these biodiversity and culture-rich natural habitats.
In this initiative an impressive list of thirteen partners works closely together: MedWet, BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, DiversEarth, GWP Med, IUCN Med, MedINA, MedPAN, PAP/RAC and Plan Bleu (UNEP/MAP), Tour du Valat and the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, Wetlands International, MEDSEA Foundation and WWF.
Find out more about Off Your Map in the campaign’s official website.