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WLI Americas webinar, 2016

Sharing Tools and Approaches to Actively Engage Local People at Wetland Sites

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Tagging horse-shoe crab, credit Laura Chamberlin

Tagging horse-shoe crabs,, credit Laura Chamberlin

This webinar was aimed at those working in wetland or environmental education and engagement within the Americas, held by Wetland Link International (WLI) Americas Network and the Association of State Wetland Managers.  The focus of this webinar was on moving stakeholders from passive interest to active engagement in wetland outreach, protection and preservation.  Presentations shared engagement practices and lessons learned on various aspects of environmental engagement at wetland sites, including case studies from WLI partners in North, Central and South America.

Presentations:

Introductory Remarks

Presenter: Chris Rostron, Wetland Link International, UK

 Engaging Stakeholders in Wetland Stewardship Activities

Presenter: Laura Chamberlain, Community Engagement Coordinator, WHSRN

Involving Local People in Wetland Science and Monitoring (in Spanish with English interpretation)

Presenter: Jaime Torres, Estero del Salado, Mexico

Civil Society’s Role in Protecting Wetlands (in Spanish with English interpretation)

Presenter: Patricio Guerrero, Agrupación Defensa y Conservación Maule Mataquito / REDALES: Red Centros de humedales Latinoamérica y El Caribe, Chile

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