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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 Latin America and the Caribbean

Salar del huasco, stream

Around 50 participants attended the recent Conference on Conservation of Wetlands in Latin America and the Caribbean, hosted by CEH (Centro de Estudios de Humedales) and WLI, in Pica, northern Chile.  The event was our first real opportunity to discuss the opportunities to expand the WLI network

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WLI in Colombia

Paramos frog

Lake Tota, the Paramos and wetland education Chris Rostron, Head of Wetland Link International (WLI) took a second trip this October to support colleagues at Lake Tota, in the highlands of Colombia, the largest and highest lake in the country, but unprotected and under threat from pollution

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Danapure celebrates the ozone layer

Imagén de la capa de ozono

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer Danapure Wetland, Colombia Our students celebrated the world ozone day with hours of research in the DANAPURE remembering that 27 years ago the first international agreement was signed for its conservation. The children shared their knowledge with other

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WLI Neotropics Conference

We are working with CEH (Centro de Estudios de Humedales) and the Fundación Kennedy to hold a conference for the WLI Neotropics region.  The conference/workshop will take place from the 17th to the 20th of November, in Pica, Chile, at the office of CEH.  The programme will

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Launch of the Laguna el Peral Bluewater Project

With the presence of authorities and neighbours on Saturday June 14, the Kennedy Foundation launched the RBC Blue Water Project “The community responsible of the deterioration of the wetland Laguna El Peral, helps in its recovery”. The event took place at the Natural Sanctuary Laguna El Peral

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Colombian School celebrates International Day for Biodiversity 2014

Liceo Taller San Miguel Pereira-Colombia The General Assembly of the United Nations designated the year 2014 as the International Year of Small developing island states. The Liceo Taller San Miguel Pereira, Colombia, joined in the celebration with an art exhibition by our school students to show the

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Fundacion Kennedy update, Chile

Fundacion Kennedy update In Zapallar, we ran a Photography Competition with the Municipality of Zapallar and the University of Valparaiso. The idea was that the children and adults could participate drawing and taking pictures of the beautiful wetlands located at Zapallar.  Also we did many wetlands classes at

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The Kennedy Foundation visits WWT Slimbridge

The Kennedy Foundation visits WWT Slimbridge On the 22nd and 23rd of July, Peter Kennedy, Director of Fundación Kennedy- a Chilean NGO working on wetland conservation- visited WWT Slimbridge in order to discuss some options for joint work and mutual cooperation. The most relevant issues discussed were:

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Papudo Agua Salada estuary project

The Kennedy Foundation for Wetlands Conservation, Chile, is now developing a proyect called “Conserving Agua Salada Wetland through Public Participation”.  This project was presented to the Ministry of the Environment in 2012 by Catalina Costa, who works as a volunteer for the Foundation, and the NGO received around US$10,000 which enables

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