Interactive map charts sea incursion in Mediterranean coastal wetlands



The Buna Delta in Albania, the place 50 km2 of agricultural land may very well be below the ocean by 2100, in line with the venture.

An interactive map and database simulates the rise in sea ranges confronted by Mediterranean coastal wetlands over the approaching century – and illustrates the impacts this can have, not solely on biodiversity but in addition on tourism, meals safety and native economies.

A Flooded Future has been developed by the Wetland-based Options venture, an endeavor that goals to revive coastal wetlands within the Mediterranean area, amongst different targets.

As we speak, hundreds of thousands of people that reside in coastal areas of the Mediterranean basin are threatened by the dual crises of nature loss and local weather change. Quickly rising sea ranges together with a heating planet will convey unprecedented biodiversity loss each on land and underwater, together with water shortages, wildfires, and more and more robust and frequent excessive climate occasions. This can have inevitable social, financial and ecological penalties, from a lack of livelihoods and meals safety, to coastal erosion and saltwater incursion.

A Flooded Future “focuses on three of probably the most susceptible coastal wetland websites within the Mediterranean, utilizing them as case research as an example what we are able to anticipate to expertise within the coming many years – however it additionally reveals how saving and restoring these important landscapes can reduce the impacts, and shield us from irreversible penalties.”

Case research (as described by the venture):

  • “In Millimeters that may value MILLIONS, the case research for Oristano, Sardinia, our specialists exhibit how restoring coastal wetlands has vital financial advantages.”
  • “Within the space of the Bojana-Buna Delta (in each Montenegro and Albania), the lands of 8,269 producers are threatened by rising sea ranges. By 2100, 50 km2 of agricultural land might find yourself below the ocean.”
  • “In Ghar El Melh, Tunisia, by 2100 the ocean stage is predicted to rise by an unbelievable 1,000 millimetres– a sink-or-swim scenario for the local people.”

“A Flooded Future is coming – BUT by working collectively to save lots of and restore our wetlands we are able to construct a greater future for folks and nature throughout the Mediterranean. We invite you to discover these tales in additional element to indicate your viewers how we’ll all be impacted by rising sea-levels within the coming years – and, most significantly of all, what we are able to do to scale back the harm.”