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WWD 2017 in Desniansko-Starogutsky NP / Russia

Celebrating WWD 2017 in Desniansko-Starogutsky NP On February 1  in the city of Konotop, Sumy region, in the local museum  was opened a festival of biological collections “Nature is around us” and an art exhibition of landscapes of the region. From 1 to 7 February were held lectures, master

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Connecting Schools and Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway

Connecting Schools and Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway  Background: World Migratory Birds Day (WMBD) takes place every year in early May, to highlight the importance of supporting migration along flyways across the world.  It is coordinated by AEWA, the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (see links below).

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Russian visit to WWT Slimbridge, UK

Eugene and Yulia surprise Sacha

As part of the final Flight of the Swans celebration event at WWT Slimbridge, UK, our Russian partners Eugene and Yulia from Baltic Fund for Nature, came to help us celebrate this epic initiative.  Despite delays caused by heavy fog at Gatwick Airport, they managed to make it to

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Birding – an olympic sport

April 1, marking the International Day of birds in Sochi for the first time, the birding competition took place “Protected spring – 2016”. The organizers of the competition were the natural ornithological park in the Imereti lowland, and Partnership “Birds and People”. The natural ornithological park is

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Birders gathered in Smolensk Lakeland

On April 9 birders gathered again in Smolensk Lakeland. Birding competition “Lakeland Cup 2016” took place at the ecological center “Baklanovo”. This is a relatively new hobby in Russia caused a stir that few could have predicted. 19 teams came for the competition from Smolensk and Tver

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World Wetland Day with Khakassky Reserve

On February 2nd, the Khakassky Reserve and children from Saint Innokenty of Moscow Orthodox Gymnasium celebrated the World Wetland Day. The World Wetland Day is one of the most important environmental holidays. It marks the date of signing of the Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention,

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Exchange between members of the WLI Russia network

At Smolensk National Park

On the 10th-11th of March Polistovsky Reserve employees visited National Park “Smolensk Lakeland” to familiarize with the work of one of the wetland educational centers of Wetland Link International (WLI) network. Recall that Polistovsky Reserve joined WLI program at the end of February this year. National Park

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Young researchers in Smolensk Lakeland

During the Christmas holidays the ecological school “Life of the winter forest” was organized in the ecological center “Baklanovo,” National Park “Smolensk Lakeland”. In addition to the National Park, organization of the ecological school traditionally was attended by Non-Profit Partnership “Birds and people.” Despite the cold, guys

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Mysterious mountains of mud, Salinas de San Pedro, Spain

Flamingos

The common flamingos are again standing next to some curious mud structures, leaving us a new question and an open door to hope.  They are small mountains of mud on water or sand, like a volcano that flamingos build with their peak for about 3 weeks. A few years ago

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Salt and shorebirds, Salinas de San Pedro, Spain

Salt mountain

More than a half of the species of shorebirds (called because they forage in the mud) , make a long migratory flights of thousands of kilometers each year. To do this they have an efficient inbuilt “GPS” allowing them to return to their wintering or breeding area. During

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