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The Axios River Delta – Mediterranean Wetland Under Siege

  • Richard Smardon
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Abstract

This chapter takes a look at wetland conservation in the Mediterranean and more specifically at a Ramsar wetland site in Greece – the Axios River Delta complex. The delta complex actually includes three rivers, the Axios, Loudias, and Aliakmon rivers, but for the purposes of this chapter is referred to as the “Axios Delta”. The questions here to be examined is what has been the recent impact of European wetland conservation policy expressed by the Grado declaration, MedWet, and Greece's wetland policy on a specific wetland area? The other issue is what specific roles did the WWF Greece-sponsored project (the NGO in this case) play in wetland management policy affecting the Axios River Delta area?

Keywords

Salt Marsh Riparian Forest Ramsar Convention Wetland Conservation Night Heron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Environmental Science and ForestryState University of New YorkSyracuseUSA

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