Culture and Wetlands
Sacred Natural Sites
Priority Areas

In the framework of the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, 1971) and of its MedWet Initiative, Med-INA has been working in incorporating cultural values in the management of wetlands, through a project which analysed 21 Mediterranean sites. The results led to a CD-ROM presented at Ramsar COP9 in Kampala, Uganda, in November 2005.
Landscapes, resulting from the dynamic interaction of natural processes and human activities, are a privileged interface between nature and culture. They are being modified radically in many places, as sustainable traditional activities that have formed them are being replaced often by exhaustive contemporary ones. Since its establishment, Med-INA has shown a great interest in landscape issues, particularly in Greece, as they provide the appropriate framework for an integrated management of the
The Delos Initiative has been established in 2003 in order to investigate the possibilities of synergy in the conservation of the spiritual / cultural and natural heritage of protected natural areas in technologically developed countries. It has been developed in the framework of the Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas (CSVPA), within the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN/WCPA).