Maristanis

Biodiversity conservation and integrated management of six Ramsar sites in the Gulf of Oristano


Wetlands are vital for human survivor, they represent precious biodiversity reservoirs and give a significantly contribute to reduce the impact of climate change. In order to protect the wetlands and their resources, almost 90% of UN member agreed to the Ramsar Convention, an environmental treaty, in force since 1975, that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands of International Importance. 

MARISTANIS is an international cooperation project that aims at defining an integrated management model for the 6 Ramsar sites of the Gulf of Oristano: Stagno di Sale ‘e Porcus, Stagno di Mistras, Stagno di Cabras, Stagno di Pauli Maiori, Stagno di S’Ena Arrubia, Stagni di Corru S’Ittiri, Marceddì, San Giovanni.

The project, cofounded by the MAVA Foundation, is coordinated by the MEDSEA Foundation in collaboration with 11 municipalities: Arborea, Arbus, Cabras, Guspini, Nurachi, Oristano, Palmas Arborea, Riola Sardo, San Vero Milis, Santa Giusta, Terralba.

The project pursues the following objectives:

  • Improving knowledge of wetlands;
  • Achieving integrated coastal wetlands management;
  • Reducing threats on marine ecosystems;
  • Promoting efficient water resource management and use;
  • Reducing the risk from pollution sources;
  • Improving the conservation of endangered species and habitats;
  • Enhancing cultural and landscape heritage;
  • Raising awareness on the importance of wetlands.

 

Financial partner: MAVA Foundation

 Years: 2017-2022 (on going)

Website: www.maristanis.org

 

Ponds and lagoons in Sardinia…

26-01-2022

In the occasion of the World Wetlands Day which celebrates ponds and...

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The Maristanis precision farming project…

02-10-2021

A pioneering award for saving water resources in agriculture: the...

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MEDSEA joins the Mediterranean Alliance…

28-07-2021

MEDSEA joins the Tour du Valat “Mediterranean Alliance for Wetlands” circuit to...

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Wetlands allied to man in…

02-02-2019

On February 2, 2019 in Terralba, at the Museum of...

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Wetlands, biodversity and climate change…

01-02-2019

The appointment is also renewed in Sardinia with the World...

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Arborea celebrated an intense page…

04-11-2018

Arborea has really many things to celebrate in this special...

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The video of Maristanis project…

25-10-2018

The video of Maristanis project has been presented...

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Program of Coast day

24-09-2018

Local COAST DAY culture and landscape around the coastal wetlands of the...

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Let’s celebrate the Coast Day…

11-09-2018

This year the Maristanis project celebrates the Coast Day with an event dedicated to...

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