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The diversity of Mediterranean landscapes contributes to local and regional identity, reflecting the past and present relationship between man and his natural and built environment. A very rich cultural landscapes have been developed through many millennia when different human populations, cultures, religions flourished around the Mediterranean and developed coastal landscapes as a result of transformations in land in order to produce food, build settlements, fortifications, art and alike. Cultural landscapes of the Mediterranean coastal areas are related mainly to agriculture, which has a dominant role in its evolution. Forests, in addition, play a very important visual, biological and climatic role in the Mediterranean landscape.

Nowadays, however, increasing threats to cultural identity, heritage and landscape diversity of the region due to external (e.g. globalisation) and internal factors (e.g. rapid urbanisation of coastal areas) can be witnessed constantly. As a result, natural and cultural (man-made) landscapes have deteriorated significantly in several coastal regions.

In spite of commitments, coastal landscapes of the Mediterranean have never been studied or elaborated in the MAP projects per se. Landscapes are taken into account through proposals of various policy documents (plans, strategies, programmes), in projects oriented to local level, such as CAMP, by using ICZM methodologies or by dealing with individual natural resources. However, the existing landscape-specific methodologies and concepts (such as landscape planning, valuation, assessment, or vulnerability studies, and landscape characterisation) have not been systematically taken into account. Also, knowledge of the landscape typology, i.e. variety of landscapes, and awareness about the landscape values is not adequate, nor are the main processes and forces influencing their transformation.

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An Integrative Methodological Framework (IMF) for coastal, river basin and aquifer management. M. Scoullos (ed.). MedPartnership. Split, Croatia

2015, PAP/RAC

Report of the CAMP Italy Inception Workshop, Alghero


Landscape management methodologies: A synthesis report of thematic studies

2011, Bratina Jurkovic, N

Outstanding landscapes in the Mediterranean – Thematic Study. Split, Priority Actions Programme,

2010, Bratina Jurkovic, N

Landscape Planning and Vulnerability Assessment in the Mediterranean: Thematic Study. Split: PAP/RAC.

2010, Golobic, M. and Breskvar Zaucer,

Revitalisation of the Rural Landscape of the Blato Area on the Island of Korcula: Thematic Study on Landscape Management in Croatia. Split

2007, PAP/RAC

Coastal Landscapes of Tunisia with Special Focus on Cap Bon - A Proposed Landscape Character Assessment.

2007, PAP/RAC

Conception of Spatial Development of South Primorska; Analysis of Spatial Vulnerability and Attractivenes

2006, ACER

Report of the Expert Meeting on Landscape Management in the Mediterranean, Dubrovnik

2006, PAP/RAC

List of publications (Projects in Africa)