Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (BBF), Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) and Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) organised 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.

Thirteen participants from nine European countries presented different natural sites – Atanasovsko Lake, Poda and Pomorie Lake coastal lagoon in Bulgaria, Narta Salina (Albania), Camargue (France), Cadiz (Spain), Ulcinj (Montenegro), etc. The key lecturers shared best practices for sustainable use of saltwater wetlands that could be replicated or transferred to other sites, as well as the organisation that he/she represents, the main management techniques used in the wetland. Important part of the webinar was to demonstrate the benefits for people and nature which was also the topic of this year WWD celebration.

Every presentation could be watched separately now from the link of the speaker’s name, including the Questions&Answers to every lecturer.





·       Diyana Kostovska, BBF project manager

·       Dimitar Popov, Green Balkans, project manager

·       Petar Iankov – BSPB, ornithologist

·       Biliana Desheva, visual artist

ALBANIA ·       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

ITALY ·       Graziano Caramori, Istituto Delta
SPAIN ·       Juan Martin, Salarte
PORTUGAL ·       Marcia Vaz Pinto – Salina GREEN


·       Manolia Vougioukalou, Conservation Project Coordinator, Hellenic Ornithological Society, BirdLife Greece
MONTENEGRO ·       Bojan Zeković, Center for Protection and Research of Birds, BirdLife Montenego
CYPRUS ·       Melpo Apostolidou, Project Coordinator, Birdlife Cyprus





Download the agenda of the webinar here.

Websites of the organisers

https://lagoon.biodiversity.bg/en/ / https://bspb.org/en/  / https://ppnea.org