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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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World Turtle Day 2016

On the occasion of World Turtle Day 2016, Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA) organised programmes in different places of Odisha State, India, on the 23rd of May. Aiming to spread the awareness on protection of turtles on this awesome day, APOWA worked with a range

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WLI Asia MoU with Ramsar Regional Centre

Delegates at Suncheon signing ceremony

The Ramsar Regional Centre East Asia (RRC-EA) and WLI Global met in South Korea in early March 2016 to agree the role of the RRC-EA as WLI Asia Regional Coordinator.  The RRC-EA has also recently moved to a new office in Suncheon City, South Korea, and celebrated the new

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5th WLI Asia Conference – Reminder!

The 5th WLI Asia conference will be held at the Muruay Garden Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand from the 24th to the 28th of August.  The Conference offers an opportunity to share best practice, meet fellow wetland centre colleagues, learn about new resources and materials, and shape the WLI

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Hong Kong – Taiwan Exchange Visit

The mud house at K2 nature centre

WWF Hong Kong staff visit Guandu, Taiwan In late 2014, staff from Hong Kong’s Education Department took part in an exchange visit to Taiwan, where amongst other activities they attended the Taipei International Birdwatching Fair held in Guandu Nature Park. It was not just a fair, it

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