Connecting wetland centres across the world


Imeretinskaya Natural Ornithological Park

Imeretinskaya Natural Ornithological Park

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World Wetlands Day, Nordre Øyeren, Norway


In the wetland center of Nordre Øyeren, we celebrated the World Wetland Day with various activities primarily focusing on the children and youth. The activities included birdhouse making, bird and nature quizzes, feeding the aquarium fish and engaging with the audience, making ice art, coloring and painting,

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Russian visit to WWT Slimbridge

Baltic Fund for Nature at WWT

Colleagues from the Baltic Fund for Nature (BFN), based in St Petersburg, visited WWT Slimbridge, UK, part of their annual migration!  They met with me to discuss WLI and joint projects that we are working on, as well as to visit the wetland centres itself.  Whilst they

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MBP Annual Meet 2014

MBP annual meet, 2014 This year our colleagues at the Centre de Découverte de Scamandre hosted the annual MBP meeting at their wetland centre, home to flamingos, Camargue ponies and cattle, and part of a huge wetland complex in the region.  The meeting gave us the opportunity to

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Tongli Wetland Centre, China

Tongli wetland park, 80km west of Shanghai, has recently been designated as a national park, and has big plans to become one of China’s growing number of National Wetland Parks.  The site sits between two large lakes, and currently consists of fish ponds, market gardens, a forested

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Russia and central Asia meet in London

Irina Kamennova and Lew Young

I met with Irina Kamennova (Wetlands International Russia) and Lew Young (Ramsar regional advisor for Asia) at the London Wetland Centre – we spent a productive couple of hours exploring the site, along with their respective children, who particularly enjoyed the playground.  We (the adults!) discussed options

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Invasive pest plants!

Whilst at the London Wetland Centre I saw the new exhibit showing examples of invasive wetland plants – a problem experienced across the globe nowadays, with the increased movement of people, and of plants for horticulture.  We commonly see waterways crowded with non-native plants, which out-compete native

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Aves Chile

Juan Aguirre

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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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Science and Sustainability Conference

The Real World Learning Network is holding its next conference from the 28-30 November 2013 in Slovenia, looking at how to deliver successful outdoor education. There will be a focus on how to connect learners to their environment using science and promote sustainable behaviour change. Through keynote

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