Wetland centres and educators have taken the lead against plastic pollution. As World Migratory Bird Day 2019 asks everyone to be the solution to plastic pollution, we look at how WLI members have been playing their part.
Sandspit beach- Karachi, 2007
Back in 2007, locals cleaned up Sandspit beach in Paksitan, inspired by its most famous wild residents: nesting marine turtles.
The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan Wetland Centre started its turtle conservation activities at the beach after establishing a wetland centre at Sandspit.
Beach clean up in the Wadden Sea’s Terschelling
In the winter of 2018/2019, the wide beach of Terschelling (and the other Wadden Islands) suddenly turned into a beach full of slippers, toys, baskets, car parts, light bulbs… and worst of all was the packaging material, polystyrene and other plastic.
The beach seemed like a big garbage dump.
Staatsbosbeheer and the municipality, people of the mainland and colleagues from other parts of the Netherlands organised clean–up campaigns.
Youth-led: Lake Tanganyika, Burundi-2017
The Lake Tanganyika High School Environment Club collected this pile of plastic bottles.