Migratory Birds for People Programme

Migratory Birds for People Programme

The Migratory Birds for People programme consists of 20 partner wetland visitor centres across Europe and West Africa, forming a network that follows the flight path of many migratory wetland birds species.  These centres are working together to share best practice and develop new approaches to delivering wetland messages to their visitors. We have a MBP action plan that will help you understand what the programme aims to do.  The lead group for the project consists of the Dutch Staatsbosbeheer, WLI, and Wetlands International. We are also working with partners across Europe and Africa, please see the contacts list for more details.

Finally, we have developed a new evaluation sheet for wetland centres, which you can find here.  It is for internal use at your centre, and is not supposed to rank your centre against others.  We hope it is a useful tool to use annually to take a look at what your centre is doing.

MBP group at Tour du Valat

MBP group at Tour du Valat

MBP annual meeting 2014

We held our annual meet at the Centre du Scamandre in the Camargue, from the 14th to the 17th of September, generously hosted by the Centre de Découverte de Scamandre.  Click MBP Annual meeting programme 2014 for the agenda of the meeting, or go to the meeting page for more information on the presentations, discussions and outcomes of the meeting.  Next year’s annual meeting will be held at the Urdaibai Bird Center, Basque Country, Spain, on the 14th / 15th of September 2015.

Newsletter, coordination and meetings

Regular newsletters are produced by Roelof Heringa, one of the lead members of the project, and can be found here.  They give updates on meetings, project development, and partner news.

Map of the  “Migratory Birds for People”- network
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Migratory Birds for People_poster 2014 vers3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW
: See our new poster (left above, version for Naturum Getterön, Sweden) that can be tailored to your own centres – we can provide the design file (publisher) for you to add your own logo, pictures and examples, for display at your centre.  Just contact the Chris Rostron to arrange for us to send it to you.

Contacts

Coordinatory team:

Chris Rostron, WLI, WWT, UK; Taej Mundkur, Wetlands International, The Netherlands; Theo de Bruin, Staatsbosbeheer, the Netherlands; Roelof Heringa, Eurosite, The Netherlands; Ellen Hultman, Länsstyrelsen, Ostergötland, Sweden; Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Wetlands International West Africa, Senegal; Jose Unamuno, Urdaibai Bird Center, Spain.

Regional partners

There are 23 regional partners in Europe and West-Africa, each of which has committed to having a long term involvement in the project:

Liminganlahti conservation area, Finland. Contact: Petri Lampila
Fetslund Lenser, Nordre Øyeren wetland centre, Norway, Contact: Trude Starholm
Lake Tåkern Naturum, Sweden.  Contact: Ellen Hultman
Naturum Getterön, Sweden, Contact: Linda Nyberg
Baltic Fund for Nature (CEPA-Team), St. Petersburg, Russia.  Contact: Eugene Genelt-Yanovsky and Yulia Danilova
The naturecenter of Vestamager. Contact: Rune Kjaergaard Lange
Nationalpark – Haus Husum, Germany. Contact: Dr. Hans-Ulrich Rösner
Waddensea – NL, Terschelling. Contact: Freek Zwart and Joeri Lamers
Oostvaardersplassen, The Netherlands.  Contact: Hans Breeveld
Uitkerkse Polder, Natuurpunt, Belgium.  Contact: Bob Vandendriessche
Het Zwin, Province of West-Flanders, Belgium. Contact: Kris Struyf
WWT Slimbridge, UK.  Contact: Chris Rostron
Biodiversum Remerschem, Luxembourg. Contact: Patric Lorgé
Wetland centre Baie de Somme, France.  Contact: Patrick Triplet  and Benoit Marsal
Camargue Gardoise /Centre de découverte du  Scamandre, France.  Contact: Jérémiah Petit
Aiguamolls de l’Emporda Natural Park, Spain.  Contact: Ponç Feliu
Ebro Delta, Spain.  Contact: Xavier Escuté i Gasulla
Parque Regional Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain.  Contact: Teresa López Aledo
Urdaibai Bird Center, Spain. Contact: Jose Unamuno and Edorta Unamuno
Tagus Estuary Birdwatching & Conservation Area. Contact: Sandra Paiva Silva

MBP Africa – West Africa member centres

Wetlands International, West Africa.  Contact: Abdoulaye Ndiaye
Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania. Contact: Mr Yelli Diawara
Parc National Djoudj, Senegal. Contact: Colonel Ibrahima Diop, Conservateur du Parc National des oiseaux du Djoudj
Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea Bissau. Contact: Mr. Meio Dia, coordinateur Reserva da Biosfera do Arquipélago de Bolama Bijagós

 

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The WLI network is endorsed by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands and coordinated by WWT.

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Contact

Wetland Link International
WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT, UK
T: +44 (0) 1453 891254
E: info@wli.org.uk Twitter: @wetlandlink