Connor Walsh

2024 update from Parc National du Banc d’Arguin

By Connor Walsh / 17th May 2024

The latest newsletter from Parc National du Banc d’Arguin includes bird census, Ramadan activities, meetings with our other regional partners at PRCM, and other stories besides. Download the PDF, in French.

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Webinar on Wetland City Accreditation

By Connor Walsh / 13th May 2024

The Wetland City Network Secretariat is holding a webinar to promote and share the activities of accredited Wetland Cities. The Accreditation is a great CEPA method! The Secretariat writes: We are happy to invite you to a Webinar on Wetland City Accreditation of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands which will be held on 22 May 2024…

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SREE publishes Marsh Harrier study

By Connor Walsh / 9th May 2024

WLI member SREE has had an article published in the Journal of Raptor Research. Journal of Raptor Research 58(3):1-8 It is titled Pre-roost Habitats of Western Marsh Harriers (Circus aeruginosus) Wintering in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur in Northwestern India with a DOI of 10.3356/JRR-22-100. If you cannot access that platform, the author may be able…

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Optics for Africa delivery at PRCM Forum

By Connor Walsh / 8th May 2024

Wetlands International Afrique has taken delivery donated optics for bird counts and visitor engagement. Attending the PRCM Forum in Guinea Bissau, Chris Rostron stuffed his suitcase with binoculars, a tripod, and bird ID flyers. On the fringes of the Forum, he distributed the optics to fellow participants, who will further share them among their colleagues…

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Migratory bird films

By Connor Walsh / 30th April 2024

Roelof Heringa shares some of the public engagement work being done around the work via films.

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Your country needs your young people!

By Connor Walsh / 26th April 2024

Most WLI members work with young people, connecting them to everything that makes a wetland. There is a new way to empower young people in wetlands: Youth Focal Points to the Convention on Wetlands. Put simply, every country in the Convention should nominate a person aged under 35 to represent them. This is relatively new,…

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Open meetings of MBP on Zoom this year

By Connor Walsh / 24th April 2024

Capacity development 2024 – 2030 15 May 2024 08.00 – 10.00 UTC A two-hour meeting dedicated to understanding how we should build or share capacity. Identifying the needs and supplies of resources in the network, and how we can share them, online or in-person. Register in advance for the Zoom call. The questions we will look…

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MBP core group

By Connor Walsh / 24th April 2024

Workshop report: International Women’s Day workshop We held an online workshop on International Women’s Day. This is an output from the 2022 capacity building meeting in Saloum where participants asked: how do we empower young women when they go out to educate and inform their communities? Alex Hughes and Khouloud Belhadj facilitated, and 33 people…

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NCF – NIGERIA – World Wetlands Day 2024

By Connor Walsh / 24th April 2024

Introduction: Wetlands are dynamic aquatic ecosystems found all over the world. It’s an area of land that is saturated with water either permanently or seasonally. It can be freshwater, brackish, or saline. World Wetlands Day (WWD) helps create awareness about the beneficial impact of wetlands on Mother Nature. WWD is commemorated every year on February…

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Maison du Lac de Grand-Lieu – France

By Connor Walsh / 23rd April 2024

World Wetlands Day This year we opened the centre to the general public at the beginning of February to celebrate World Wetlands Day. On the weekend of 3 and 4 February, visits to Lake Grand- Lieu Centre were free and we welcomed 628 visitors. As we do every year, we coordinated activities to raise awareness…

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