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Migratory Birds for People Programme

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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 an MBP action plan and the MBP mission 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.

MBP group at Tour du Valat

MBP group at Tour du Valat

MBP annual meeting 2016

Plans are underway for our annual meeting 2016, to be held in Denmark at the Vestamager Centre, near to Copenhagen from the 11th to the 14th September, see MBP registration form which contains the programme and registration details.  This will be followed by an optional trip to the Vadehavscentret in the West of Denmark from the 14th to 15th of  September, for those that are interested.

Last year, we held our MBP annual meeting at the Urdaibai Bird Center, Basque Country, Spain.  The programme included updates from wetland sites, sharing of best practice in cross border cooperation and the opportunity to see the Urdaibai Bird Center’s innovative approach to public engagement.

Newsletter, coordination and meetings

Regular newsletters are produced by Roelof Heringa, one of the lead members of the project.  They give updates on meetings, project development, and partner news.  The core group of MBP also meet at Oostvaardersplassen in the Netherlands in February 2015, at their new ‘temporary’ wetland centres, a very nice visitor centre.  The group discussed short and long term aspirations for MBP, and you can see the discussion document here.  We also have a Facebook site, please ‘like’ MBP if you are interested!

Map of the  “Migratory Birds for People”- network
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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 Chris Rostron to arrange for us to send it to you.

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