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.
The MBP members met at Lake Takern, Sweden from the 29th of September to the 1st of October. We had over 20 people attending from wetland centres, AEWA (African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement) and Wetlands International. Here is the final programme, outlining the key activities. A full write up of the meeting’s conclusions is available at the annual meeting page.
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. We also have a downloadable poster (left) that shows the location of the partners. Also available in German version (Deutsch) , and Dutch version (Nederlands) and Portugese versions (Português).
Theo de Bruin, Staatsbosbeheer, the Netherlands; Roelof Heringa, Eurosite, The Netherlands; Chris Rostron, WLI, WWT, UK; Taej Mundkur, Wetlands International, The Netherlands; Ellen Hultman, Länsstyrelsen, Ostergötland, Sweden; Liesbet Cleynhens, Natuurpunt, Belgium; Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Wetlands International West Africa, Senegal.
Liminganlahti conservation area, Finland. Contact: Sari Airas
Fetslund Lenser, Nordre Øyeren wetland centre, Norway, Contact: Trude Starholm
Lake Tåkern Naturum, Sweden. Contact: Ellen Hultman
Naturum Getteron, Sweden, Contact: Linda Eklund
The naturecenter of Vestamager. Contact: Stella Blichfeldt, Nature Interpretator
Nationalpark – Haus Husum, Germany. Contact: Dr. Hans-Ulrich Rösner
Oostvaardersplassen, The Netherlands. Contact: Heleen Visser
Uitkerkse Polder, Natuurpunt, Belgium. Contact: Bob Vandendriessche
Het Zwin, Province of West-Flanders, Belgium. Contact: Leo Declercq
WWT Slimbridge, UK. Contact: Chris Rostron
Wetland centre Baie de Somme, France. Contact: Patrick Triplet
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 / Alfredo González Rincón / Ana Navarro Sequero
Baltic Fund for Nature (CEPA-Team), St. Petersburg, Russia. Contact: Eugene Genelt-Yanovsky
MBP Africa – West Africa member centres
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