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The Programme of the webinar

Jan. 26, 2022

International Webinar: Conservation and sustainable use of saltwater wetlands in the Black Sea and Mediterranean region

Date: 2nd of February 2022 Start time: 10 CET Official language: English

Link to join the meeting:

Meeting ID: 854 5263 2438    Passcode: 219443

The Programme:


Theme / country


10:00 – 10:15

Opening of the meeting


Stoyan Nikolov, BSPB

Diyana Kostovska, BBF

Xhemal Xherri, PPNEA

Morning session: 120 min (7 x 15 min presentations with 15 min questions and answers at the end)

10:15 – 10:30

Best practices for bird conservation & birding tourism at saltwater wetlands - Atanasovsko Lake and Poda lagoon (BULGARIA)

Petar Iankov

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds / BirdLife Bulgaria

10:30 – 10:45

Тourism in natural environments (wetlands and Salinas) – SPAIN

Cristina Sánchez Alonso, Head of SEO/BirdLife Office in Catalonia

10:45 – 11:00

Wildlife monitoring and conservation actions in Narta Salina (ALBANIA)


Xhemal Xherri

Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania/ PPNEA


Coffee/ tea break


11:30 – 11:45

Increasing biodiversity in saline wetlands: the example of dragonflies (FRANCE)

Philippe Lambret - Dragonfly expert Tour du Valat, Project Leader Odonata Conservation

11:45 – 12:00

Contribution of biosaline agriculture to the recovery and management of the old salt pans in Alcochete (PORTUGAL)

Marcia Vaz Pinto

Salina GREEN

12:00 – 12:15

Waterbird conservation in saltwater wetlands on the Greek coast: opportunities and challenges (GREECE)

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

12:15 – 12:30


Melpo Apostolidou, Project Coordinator, Birdlife Cyprus

12:30 – 12:45

Questions and answers


12:45 – 14:00

Lunch break

Afternoon session: 120 min (6 x 15 min presentations with 30 min questions and answers at the end)

14:00 – 14:15

Restoration of the former salt works in the Camargue (FRANCE)


Brigitte Poulin & Marc Thibault,

Research scientists at Tour du Valat Research Institute

14:15 – 14:30

The Lagoon of LIFE – Man-Lake symbiosis in Atanasovsko Lake for the benefit of biodiversity and people (BULGARIA)

Diyana Kostovska

Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation

14:30 – 14:45

Bringing socio-ecosystem services to save the saltpans (SPAIN)

Juan Martin


14:45 – 15:00

Conservation of Pomorie Lake coastal lagoon (BULGARIA)

Dimitar Popov

Green Balkans

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee/ tea break


15:30 – 15:45

Biodiversity and conservation of Ulcinjska salina (MONTENEGRO)

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

15:45 – 16:00

Flight in the salt (BULGARIA)

Biliana Desheva, freelancer - visual artist

16:00 – 16:30

General discussion



Closing of the meeting




Salt factory
Together 21
Life programme
Natura 2000