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WLI update May 2013

WLI Update May 2013 New Partners  International Crane Foundation, US; Urdaibai Bird Centre, Basque Country; Fujin Wetland Centre, China; WLI Russia In early May we took part in two successful workshops in Russia, see our website for more.  The first was held at Olonets, near Lagoda Lake,

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Uitkerkse Polder bird sightings

  Uitkerkse polder is an important stopover for migratory birds, in Belgium but near the border with the Netherlands.  It is owned and managed by Natuurpunt, a core partner for the MBP project.  This year, keen amateur bird watchers recorded spoonbills and black tailed godwits at the

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Algeria to Switzerland!

Nadira Boukerma of Skikda, Algeria, is responsible for developing a new wetland centre at the Guerbes Sanhadja Ramsar Site, and is currently carrying out a work placement at the Pro Nature Wetland Centre, at Champ Pittet, (www.pronatura-champ-pittet.ch) in Switzerland.  Last weekend she and Denis Landenbergue (WWF) visited some

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Broads Cuckoo, UK

The cuckoo is one of the annual signs that spring has arrive in the UK, with its distinctive call heralding its arrival.  Sadly the bird is on the decline, with a halving of the population.  The Broads Authority and BTO have tagged a male cuckoo, to track

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WMBD 2013 – Olonets

The Head of WLI took part in a workshop on wetlands and wetland centres at the Olonets Bird Observatory in North West Russia.  The training event aimed to support those planning a new wetland centre, or improving an existing one.  As well as supporting the seminar which was

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WLI Asia Conference IV, Suncheon, RoK

Over 50 WLI members met at Suncheon, along with South Korean wetland professionals, for a conference on sustainable wetlands and WLI from the 19th to the 23rd of April 2013.  The conference was hosted by Suncheon City, and organised by KFEM and the WLI Asia group, see the programme here. 

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Six monthly update, April 2013

Baikka Beel Visitor Centre

Click here for our latest newsletter, outlining some WLI activities from partners and from WLI global.  You can read about the launch of the new wetland centre in Bangladesh, arts projects at WWT Welney, UK, and work between Hong Kong and Taiwan wetland centres. We also take the

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WLI update, February 2013

WLI Update February 2013 New Partners  Brazilian partner Onda Verde; Norwegian Ostensjovennet; APREC, Brazil; Visitor centre of Abrolhos Marine Park, Brazil; and Ilsan Lake, South Korea. WLI Russia We continue to work with Wetlands International Russia and other Russian partners to develop the wetland centre network in

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Keoladeo Sarus Cranes

As summer approaches, sarus cranes take shelter at Keoladeo National Park.  Here is a picture showing the cranes (Grus antigone) from a satellite area about 80 km from Keoladeo National Park, a world heritage and ramsar site.  Keoladeo is about 180 km south of Delhi, the capital of

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Smolensk wetlands

For the first time in the National Park “Smolensk Lakelands” 20 year existence, 2012 saw the implementation of a major project to support nesting sites for wetland birds.  It was supported by WWF, and focuses on the conservation of populations of rare bird species in these major

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