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MBP Annual Meet 2014

MBP group at Tour du Valat

MBP group at Tour du Valat

MBP annual meet, 2014

This year our colleagues at the Centre de Découverte de Scamandre hosted the annual MBP meeting at their wetland centre, home to flamingos, Camargue ponies and cattle, and part of a huge wetland complex in the region.  The meeting gave us the opportunity to share experience, plan for the coming year and think about possible joint projects and funding.  You can download some of the presentations below and read the notes from the meeting here.

Key points from the meeting included:

All agreed that the plan would benefit from shortening / simplification.  CR will update some background figures (numbers of partners etc).  See latest version of the strategy plan for updates.  Actions include:

1.       Inclusion of Urdaibai in the core MBP group, to participate in regular Skype meetings.

2.       Running of social media ‘webinar’ by Joeri and Naomi?  Create new Facebook page (Joeri) and update web page (Chris).

3.       Closer working with NorBalWet (Ellen) and MedWet (Chris) on CEPA issues.

4.       Development of joint project based on species lists provided (Chris).  Identify lead partner to deliver the bid (see below).

5.       Identify activities for WMBD and WWD

6.       Continue to add members from areas missing from our strategic area.

Presentations:

These are the presentations given by partners at the Camargue meeting – if you would like more information, the contact details are mostly provided in the presentations.

Oostvaardersplassen
Baltic Fund for Nature
French CEPA approach
Terschelling
Naturum Takern
Tåkern Field Station
Scamandre centre de découverte
Urdaibai Bird Center
Greylag flyway (Urdaibai)
WLI MBP update

 

 

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