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WMBD 2013 – Olonets

Chris and Yulia at opening ceremony of goose festival

The Head of WLI took part in a workshop on wetlands and wetland centres at the Olonets Bird Observatory in North

Olonets training group

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 run for those engaged in protected wetland areas and education, participants attended the annual goose festival at Olonets, a very popular event with local people. Olonets attracts huge numbers of bean, brent and white-fronted geese on their migration north, abundant in local fields.  Chris Rostron, Eugene Genelt-Yanovksy and Yulia Danilova spoke at the opening of the event – raising the issue that local wetlands are vital along the flyway – a great event to be at!

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