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World Wetlands Day themes

By Connor Walsh / 6th July 2021

The Ramsar Convention has set the themes for the next three years of World Wetlands Day: 2022 Wetlands action for people and nature 2023 Wetland restoration 2024 Wetlands and human wellbeing The day will continue to be celebrated on 2nd February. Every year the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention provides useful materials relating to the…

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30 Ideas: Communicating a wetland’s cultural history

By Connor Walsh / 21st June 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Communicating a wetland’s cultural history Description: the Dokka delta in the lake Randsfjorden, Norway, is a Ramsar site with special protection as a nature reserve. Each year I take school children out in a boat and explain that what they are in fact seeing is a cultural landscape. We look…

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30 Years of WLI: Ben Hren

By Connor Walsh / 17th June 2021

As a sustainability educator, providing transformative learning opportunities is the holy grail of professional practice. But recognising a transformative learning experience is not typically possible in the moment. As a young adult learner, I was fortunate to have had a number of important transformative experiences, but it is only now as a mature practitioner that…

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Asian Wetland Symposium NEW DATE & call for abstracts

By Connor Walsh / 1st June 2021

The next Asian Wetland Symposium will happen online from 5 to 9 July 2021. Browse the schedule and register to attend by Zoom. There are eight topics: Impacts of COVID-19 on wetlands Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and ecosystem-based approaches to disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) Wetland management, conservation and restoration Wise use of wetlands Wetland education, nature…

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WLI website volunteer

By Connor Walsh / 11th May 2021

The WLI team is looking for some voluntary help. Our website-relaunch in 2019 has left us with some tasks still-to-do. We would like someone to help us, volunteering perhaps one day a week for about three months. You would be doing this from home, with your own computer. The goal is to update the WLI…

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New guide to activities about bird migration

By Connor Walsh / 6th May 2021

In 2019, Migratory Birds for People, the network of wetland educators on the East Atlantic Flyway, marked its tenth anniversary with a special educational project. Together, we produced a huge fabric map showing the wetlands in the network, and five bird species that visit them. Following an interruption to the network in 2020, we have…

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30 Ideas: Educational signage

By Connor Walsh / 21st April 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Educational signage Description: At Lekki Conservation Centre, charts about different emerging environmental issues are printed as stickers and pasted on a wooden stand around the hall of the welcome center. This is a form of awareness creation to visitors to the park while waiting to access the reserve. Learning and…

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30 Ideas: Wetland materials for young children from Putú

By Connor Walsh / 18th April 2021

See all 30 Ideas Description: The idea was to design and develop types of environmental interpretation, taking into account the audience and use of the material, either in the classroom or in the field. Biodiversity information is included in these materials as well as reference to the delivery of the management plan for the Nature…

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World Migratory Bird Day 2021

By Connor Walsh / 15th April 2021

Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird! World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on the second Saturday in May and October. The slogan for 2021 is ‘Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!’ If you are planning an activity, add it to the official events guide. Digital events count too! In April you will be…

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30 Ideas: Junior Bird Clubs

By Connor Walsh / 1st April 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Junior Bird Clubs Description: Our Centre manager formed a relationship with a community after-care programme and initiated weekly meetings with the group’s children – a junior bird club was formed. At these weekly meetings, the children are introduced to the world of birds. They interact with various activities and lessons…

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