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International Webinar for saltwater wetlands in the Black Sea and Mediterranean region

Jan. 24, 2022

Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (BBF), Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) are invited to join an international webinar Conservation and sustainable use of saltwater wetlands in the Black Sea and Mediterranean region on behalf of World Wetlands Day - 2nd of February 2022.


The organisers from the three environmental NGOs aim to bring together key partners from the Black Sea and Mediterranean regions to share best practices for sustainable use of saltwater wetlands that could be replicated or transferred to other sites. The webinar will celebrate World Wetlands Day 2022 and highlight the importance of saltwater wetlands for people and nature.

Participants from eight European countries will present the natural site, the organisation that he/she represents, the main management techniques used in the wetland and will demonstrate the benefits for people and nature from Atanasovsko Lake, Poda and Pomorie Lake coastal lagoon in Bulgaria, Narta Salina (Albania), Camargue (France), Cadiz (Spain), Ulcinj (Montenegro), Cap-Atlantique (France), etc.

Who is the webinar for?

  1. is a public event directed to professionals (scientists, managers of protected areas, researchers, journalists), but also with free access for people with interest in this topic. Subsequently, the organisers will prepare a short report from the webinar summarizing the best practices across different sites which will be distributed via websites and social media channels.




  • Diyana Kostovska, BBF LIFE projects manager
  • Dimitar Popov, Green Balkans, LIFE project manager
  • Petar Iankov – BSPB, ornithologist
  • Biliana Desheva, visual artist


  • Xhemal Xherri - PPNEA project manager



  • Brigitte Poulin & Marc Thibault, Research scientists at Tour du Valat Research Institute
  • Philippe Lambret - Dragonfly expert, Project Leader Odonata Conservation



  • Cristina Sánchez Alonso, Head of SEO/BirdLife Office in Catalonia
  • Juan Martin - Salarte


  • Marcia Vaz Pinto - Salina GREEN



  • Manolia Vougioukalou, Conservation Project Coordinator, Hellenic Ornithological Society, BirdLife Greece


  • Bojan Zeković, Center for Protection and Research of Birds, BirdLife Montenegro



  • Melpo Apostolidou, Project Coordinator, Birdlife Cyprus


Languages: English

Date: The streaming is scheduled for 2nd of February, 2022, 10:00 – 16:30 CET

Agenda: Download the agenda of the webinar here.

Link: You can participate in the webinar through this link.

For more information follow the Facebook event:

Websites of the organisers: / /

Contact For more information, please contact Diyana Kostovska (BBF) -

The Agenda of the webinar 233.11 KB (docx) Download

Salt factory
Together 21
Life programme
Natura 2000