On 13 November 2023, INAT team met the representatives of the Tunisian Association of Nature and Environment Protection (ATPNE). The NGO has the objective of contributing to nature and environment protection in CapBon peninsula in general and specifically in the Korba region. ATPNE Korba is active in dealing with the biodiversity of Korba lagoon and it is one of the most relevant stakeholders of the AGREEMAR project in Chiba demo site.
During the meeting, INAT team introduced the AGREEMAR project and highlighted the importance of ecological demand in MAR feasibility mapping in Chiba basin. The ATPNE team reported that they have an ongoing investigation of the lagoon, and they noticed some fauna change due to the received amount of treated wastewater from Korba WWTP. However, they can’t specify for the moment the exact ecological demand of the lagoon because of the lack of hydrological and biological data. ATPNE team showed a high interest in agreements and proposed to be a part of it.
The two teams agreed to pursue collaboration and the involvement of ATPNE in the future events that will be organised by AGREEMAR in Tunisia.