Adil Boulahia

Urdaibai Bird Center celebrates World Wetlands Day

By Adil Boulahia / 13th February 2020

On Sunday 5th April, a WLI member in the Basque Country, Spain celebrated World Wetlands Day at the Urdaibai Ornithological Centre. On a beautiful sunny day, a large number of birds were out on the marsh, creating perfect conditions for the crowds of visitors. Four hundred people came, making a record for this annual event.…

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DANAPURE celebrates World Wetlands Day in Colombia

By Adil Boulahia / 12th February 2020

To celebrate this important day at DANAPURE, our students took a field trip to get to know the large wetlands located in the Dosquebradas municipality. After having made a tour of the site, they had the opportunity to take part in a conversation about the history of the place, and the importance of all the…

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Arundel WWT Centre celebrates World Wetlands Day

By Adil Boulahia / 6th February 2020

Arundel WWT visitor centre celebrated World Wetlands Day 2020 with a Ramsar Ride boat trip gliding peacefully through our beautiful channels on an electric boat. The guided talk on board explained about the Ramsar convention and why we have a ‘Ramsar Hide’ on the reserve. We talked about wetland biodiversity, climate change and were greatly encouraged…

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Celebration of World Wetlands Day-2020 by BEDS

By Adil Boulahia / 3rd February 2020

Wetlands are of great significance regarding ecological value. World Wetlands Day aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. International theme for this year was Wetlands and Biodiversity. To raise public awareness on conserving the existing wetlands and to emphasize the great value of wetlands and their biodiversity,…

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Asian Wetland Symposium 2020

By Adil Boulahia / 23rd January 2020

The 9th Asian Wetland Symposium will be held in Suncheon, Republic of Korea. Running from 23 to 27 November 2020, it is being organised by the Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA), Ramsar Center Japan, and Wetlands International – Japan. It is hosted by the city of Suncheon. The Asian Wetland Symposium is a…

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What WLI did in 2019

By Adil Boulahia / 16th January 2020

Here’s a summary of the WLI staff and interns’ activities in 2019. Chris Rostron was invited by national NGO, Ramsar France, to participate in their flagship World Wetlands Day event. The WLI colleagues at the Lac du Grand Lieu hosted the event, with 125 guests taking part, including Ramsar Association France, the CEPA focal point…

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Wetlands Project’ art installation and radio

By Adil Boulahia / 16th January 2020

Visitors can be immersed in a Canadian wetland by attending an arts festival in Denmark! The Wetland Project at the Copenhagen Light Festival will play 24 hours of sounds from a British Columbia wetland, combined with an abstract visual and light exhibit. The installation is at the Brønshøj Vandtårn, Brønshøjvej 29, 2700 Copenhagen, and the…

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World Wetlands Day 2020

By Adil Boulahia / 1st January 2020

  World Wetlands Day is a landmark for many wetland centres, especially in tropical zones and the southern hemisphere. The day provides an opportunity to raise your centre’s profile and perceived value locally, by connecting it to a globally important and shared initiative. The official website can inspire about the types of event people hold;…

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Securing WLI Asia's future

MoU secures WLI Asia

By Adil Boulahia / 17th December 2019

The partnership that underpins WLI Asia has renewed its agreement until 2023. WLI is hosted at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) in the UK. WLI Asia is coordinated in-region by the Ramsar Regional Centrer – East Asia. On December 5th 2019, both parties signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to renew this arrangement for…

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WLI best-of celebration of WWD

By Adil Boulahia / 12th December 2019

WLI intern Adil Boulahia has looked at previous celebrations of World Wetlands Day by WLI members and has selected five that caught his eye.    This is a top 5 based on the scale of the activity and its results. Follow the links to learn more about each activity. 1-Baikka Beel 2019, Bangladesh During this…

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