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WLI Americas Webinar, 2017

On Tuesday the 30th May we held the 4th WLI Americas webinar with the Association of State Wetland Managers.  With speakers from the US, Puerto Rico (see their poster, right), Canada and Colombia, we covered a range of topics around the theme of how to engage local

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WLI Americas webinar – attracting visitors on site

John Bunker Sands - Mussel Hunting

Date for your diary: 30th May 2017, WLI Americas Webinar IV, 3-6pm US Eastern Time Working with the US Association of State Wetland Managers, we are holding the 4th WLI Americas webinar on bringing local people into wetland sites.  The Webinar is free to join, please visit

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Society of Wetland Scientists sponsors youth art contest

Society of Wetland Scientists sponsors youth art contest Feb. 23, 2017, MADISON, Wis. –The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is currently sponsoring a youth art contest, open through April 2, 2017. Grades 1 – 5 should draw an image of their favorite wetland. Grades 6 – 12

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WLI Americas webinar, 2016

Etiquetado de cangrejos herradura; crédito: Laura Chamberlin

Sharing Tools and Approaches to Actively Engage Local People at Wetland Sites Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT 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

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Webinar on involving people in wetlands in the Americas

Etiquetado de cangrejos herradura; crédito: Laura Chamberlin

If you work in wetland or environmental education and engagement within the Americas, Wetland Link International (WLI) Americas Network and the Association of State Wetland Managers invite you to join us for a webinar to learn about practices specifically designed to successfully engage local stakeholders at wetland

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Ramsar Americas team visits Slimbridge

Ramsar’s senior regional representative for the America’s, Maria Rivera, and her colleagues Sophia and Sara visited Slimbridge and the London Wetland Centre, the first time that Maria has been to the UK! She met with the Head of WLI as well as with WWT Consulting, and was

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ABC Tota – the first virtual visitor centre!

ABC Tota is the new virtual Wetland Centre for Lake Tota in Colombia, just launched by the Fundación Montecito. Lake Tota, “the lake in the clouds”, is the largest lake in the country located 3,015 m high in the tropical Andes. So far this is an online

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US-Russia Wetland Centre Exchange

Bird watching at Cape May

The final workshop for our Russian-US wetland centre exchange programme took place 19th to the 21st October, at The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbour, New Jersey, US. Three WLI member centres from the US and three from Russia exchanged staff, to spend time learning about how each other

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US-Russia exchange visit No. 3 – Khakassky

Khakassky Visitor Centre

On June 14-20, Director Katrina Moyna and Board Member Scott Boylen from the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre in Marquette, Iowa, visited Khakassky State Nature Reserve near Abakan, Russia, as part of the Russia-USA Wetland Center Exchange Program. The Driftless Area Wetlands Centre was one of three Wetland

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World Environment Day 2015

poème gagnante

The Pointe-a-Pierre wetland centre, Trinidad and Tobago, has made an excellent short video showing what they did for World Environment Day this year.  Bringing young people into the wetland to find out why it’s so important, encouraging them to take action to protect nature and running a

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