Action C.13: Restoration of one of the coastal wetlands
Concrete action

This action will seek the restoration of an important costal wetland Il-Ballut ta Marsaxlokk and develop detailed management plans which can be used as blueprints for the restoration and rehabilitation of other similar wetlands.

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  • Coastal wetlands constitute a scarce habitat in Malta supporting specialised biota and associated with regulation and maintenance services as well as cultural services. This measure will address the assessment and restoration of biodiversity and hydromorphological elements pertaining to coastal wetlands, with specific reference

  • to the Ballut ta’ Marsaxlokk wetland through water quality analysis, the study of current hydrological regimes and associated coastal erosion processes for this water body typology, thereby enabling the identification of the possible interventions and alternative solutions targeting the restoration of coastal wetlands.

  • The main expected result from this action is the elaboration and implementation of interventions targeting the restoration of hydrographical regime of the coastal wetland, the reduction in coastal erosion, alien plant eradication

  • programme, a visitor management plan, monitoring programmes for listed habitats and check the water quality parameters in line with the requirements of the Habitats Directive and Water Framework Directive.

Take a look at the Deliverables for this action.

A visitor management plan for the Ballut coastal wetland.

A technical guidance document on the lessons learnt from the restoration of the coastal wetland in Ballut