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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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“It´s SO good to be good”, Salinas de San Pedro, Spain

The salt flats of  the regional park landscapes have been the setting for many movies. The Municipal Palace of Baron Benifayó Museum allows us to capture much of the essence of San Pedro del Pinatar by scenes that have appeared on the big screen.  The beauty of the

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Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative to work more closely with MBP

At the recent AEWA MOP6, the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative (WSFI) held a one-day workshop Strengthening cooperation and World Heritage sites along the East Atlantic Flyway in Africa, to which we were invited. At the event, it was agreed that WSFI would find it useful to work

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AEWA MOP6

Informal MBP West Africa meet

The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) held its sixth Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) in Bonn, Germany, from the 9th to the 14th November, bringing together contracting parties to the treaty, as well as other NGOs and observers.  The Migratory Birds for People network (MBP, the East Atlantic version

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The problems and prospects of wetland centers

  From 28 to 29 September for the second time a scientific and practical seminar on Wetlands “Environmental awareness on wetlands: forms and methods” took place at the Center for Environmental Education “Baklanovo,”of the national park “Smolensk Lakeland”.  At this time the participants of the event were

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MBP Newsflash

Urdaibai Bird Center displays

MBP is working with Eurosite to hold the next annual MBP meeting with support from the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Region programme.  Please click on the newsflash or visit the MBP page for more information.  The meeting will be held at the Urdaibai Bird Center, in the Basque Country, northern

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First US wetland centre visits Russia

US-Russia exchange colleauges

  As part of the US – Russia wetland centre exchange programme, funded through US Peer to Peer initiative, our first exchange of staff took place from 19 to 25 April 2015.  Two American colleagues from The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor (New Jersey) visited the national Park “Smolensk

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Birding Rally “Geese and Swans – 2015”, Smolensk Lakeland, Russia

Dmitri Belyaev and certificates

Only on 4th of May could the birds of Smolensk Lakeland breathe easy. For three days before that, their life has been under the cameras of birding rally participants “Geese and swans-2015.” This special event was organized by the NGO “Birds and People” and our national park.

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Russian Wetlands Group meet, Bryansky Les

Participants at the Bryansky Les meeting

Birds and People held a meeting of wetland centre professionals, hosted at Bryansky Les nature reserve, on the 1st of March 2015.  Participants at the meeting discussed environmental education centres and how these could be developed and linked up more effectively.  The group also discussed how WLI

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MBP newsflash

Dear colleagues, We would like to inform you briefly about the recent developments in the “Migratory Birds for People”- network. The annual MBP-meeting in 2015 will take place on the 14th and 15th of September at the bird centre in Urdaibai/Spain. Please put this date already into

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