WLI update October 2013

Category: Europe, International news, Migratory Birds for People, WLI Asia

Last updated: May 21st, 2021

New Partners 

Uitkerkse Polder; ICEA; WWF Bolivia

WLI North America

Last minute planning for the WLI North America Webinar is taking place, to be held on the 29th of October, with speakers from wetland centres across Canada and the US, a workshop on how to evaluate CEPA activities on site, and discussions about how to develop and take forward WLI in the North America region.  You can find out more, or register to join the webinar, at our website.

Migratory Birds for People annual meeting, Takern, September 29th- October 2nd

The MBP group met at the fantastic location of Lake Takern hosted by our colleagues at Lansstyrelsen, for three days of sharing information with other wetland centres staff, exploring the centre and its reserve, and workshop on developing the east Atlantic flyway network of wetland centres.  Key outcomes included building links with networks such as AEWA, NorBalWet and Ramsar, learning about ‘augmented reality’ approaches to nature, and developing our strategy plan.   You can see a report on the visit at our MBP website.

New manual for wetland centres –workshop for new version in South Korea

Some of you may already be aware of the WLI Manual for creating wetland centres, which can be found on our website, and we are now working with partners in Korea to develop a new manual that gives more detailed information on how to create and manage a wetland centre.  The event is hosted by Seosan City, near Seoul, and will see wetland centre experts from across Asia and the world coming together to present best practice in wetland management, explore guidance in designing centres and running CEPA programmes, and putting together a final tool that will support wetland centre colleagues.  We will keep you posted on progress.

WLI website – Russian version now available!

After our recent work in Russia with Wetlands International and a host of Russian wetland centres, we now have our site in Russia, thanks to Irina Kamennova of Wetlands International Russia.  This epic bit of translation means that we have virtually all pages now available, so if you work with Russian colleagues, please do pass this on to them!