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Asian Wetland Symposium / WLI Asia 2017

AWS planning group, Suncheon, February 2017

We are working with the organisers of the Asian Wetland Symposium to prepare for their conference from the 4th to the 10th of November this year, with a dedicated WLI Asia day on the 11th of November.  There are opportunities to submit abstracts for presentations or posters to showcase

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BEDS Environmental Award, Bangladesh

BEDS wins prestigious Environmental Award in 2017 for its outstanding contributions in Environmental Education Activities Environmental organization Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) received Divisional Environment Award on World Environment day, 5 June 2017. BEDS received the award for its outstanding contributions in Environmental Education Activities. The

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World Migratory Bird Day 2017, Bangladesh

WMBD BEDS Signs

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has been working to establish a bridge between human and nature besides biodiversity conservation since the very beginning of its journey as an organization. BEDS has been regularly observing diverse national and international days with honour and pride beside doing different

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World Biodiversity Day, 2017, Bangladesh

BEDS workshop

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) celebrated World Biodiversity Day 2017 at the grass-roots level in Bangladesh, adjacent to the Sundarbans mangrove Forest area focusing on this year theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”.  The aim of our celebration is to make people aware about the importance, necessity and conservation

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BEDS celebrates mangrove forest at the International Day of Forests 2017

Today (21 March 2017) Department of Forest, Government of Bangladesh, ) Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) and Japan Environmental Education Forum (JEEF), Japan celebrated the International Day of Forests 2017 with the villagers who mainly depend on the Sundarbans world single largest mangrove forest. Participants discussed

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WLI Asia and AWS planning meeting, Korea

AWS and WLI Asia planning group

The WLI global manager and the Ramsar Regional Centre East Asia team (RRC-EA) attended the planning meeting for the Asian Wetland Symposium in November 2017, which will include the 6th WLI Asia meeting .  RRC-EA hosted the meeting in Suncheon, South Korea, and discussions with partners from the

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WLI and Japan

The WLI manager spent some time in Japan at the end of October attending a wetland NGO meeting and visited the Nakaikemi-shicchi wetland centre, south of Nagoya.  The wetland centre is based in a ‘perched bog’ habitat, located near Nagoya in central Japan, which had previously been farmed

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WLI Asia Newsletter

RRC-EA team

For the latest news from wetland centres across the Asia region, please download our latest WLI Asia Newsletter.  Stories from World Migratory Bird Day in Sungei Buloh, WWT’s attendance at the INTECOL meeting in China this October, and and update from EAAFP on a Japanese Ramsar site managers meeting.    This is

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Mai Po visit to WWT Slimbridge, UK

A team of colleagues from Hong Kong’s Mai Po wetland centre visited the UK in September, and included trips to WWT’s Slimbridge and London wetland centres. They have funding to revamp their site, updating the centre facilities and visitor information and interpretation. They were particular interested in

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International Mangrove Action Day

Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA) has been observing Mangrove Action Day each year since 2009 in Odisha, India.  They have produced their normal annual report outlining the great work they are doing, click here for more.  We are all very happy that UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific

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