Connor Walsh

World Migratory Bird Day May 2022

By Connor Walsh / 16th May 2022

WLI members connected their local schools together across six countries in May 2022 to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. Within the East Atlantic Flyway, two meetings happened. Linked by the migrating spoonbills, children in the Basque Country shared a day at the Urdaibai Bird Center with children on the Dutch island of Terschelling. They made…

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Register for WLI webinar 2022!

By Connor Walsh / 4th May 2022

Join us on 8 June for a WLI webinar about wetland visitor centres and education in three continents! Find out about: Wetland centre designers in conversation: Anna Wilson, former Principal Consultant at WWT and Gordon Lescinsky, on creating the new Hobsons Bay Wetland Centre. Generation Wild, with Charlotte Levene of WWT, who manages this project enabling…

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2022 East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum with fundraising focus

By Connor Walsh / 30th April 2022

The EAFYF 2022 will be all about fundraising. On July 9 and 10, young people (aged 18 – 30) from the East Atlantic Flyway will be able to learn from Maaike Manten in a compressed online course on grant writing in conservation, and hear inspiring stories from fellow youth who have made their conservation plans…

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World Dawn Chorus Day online

By Connor Walsh / 4th April 2022

On 30 April and 1 May, an online livestream will follow the sunrise to carry the sound of the dawn chorus live. The live stream is called ‘Reveil‘, and the organiser, an arts collective called Sound Tent, is inviting WLI members to take part. For most, this is a two-step process, where you first set…

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Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with francophone students!

By Connor Walsh / 24th March 2022

This year, students from France (Olympe de Gouges College), will meet friends from Luxembourg (Ecole Centrale Remerschen). They’ve already prepared some informations about their schools, their habits, the way the manage to protect the environment. On Friday, the 6th of may 2022, they will meet, by a video conference, at 2 PM. Some students from …

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WLI Bulletin March 2022

By Connor Walsh / 14th March 2022

Download PDF WLI World March 2022 Issue 25 of WLI World: you can both download as PDF to print, or view story-by-story here. Open each story by tapping on its title. Welcome Expand Welcome to the WLI World Bulletin for March 2022. Since we last met, the New Year has begun and we experienced the…

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A year of women’s nature webinars

By Connor Walsh / 6th March 2022

This International Women’s Day we mark the efforts of the Salem Ornithological Foundation of Tamil Nadu, India, to connect women nature enthusiasts with varying levels of expertise across the State. For a full year, they organised the weekly Tamil Nature Webinar Series, presented exclusively by women birders and nature enthusiasts from Tamil Nadu. For short:…

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World Migratory Bird Day 2022

By Connor Walsh / 28th February 2022

‘Dim the Lights for Birds at Night!’ has been selected as the official slogan of the 2022 edition of the UN-backed global World Migratory Bird Day campaign. This year, the campaign’s focus is on the impacts of light pollution on migratory birds. “World Migratory Bird Day 2022 is not only about raising awareness on the…

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Connecting Birds and Schools in 2022

By Connor Walsh / 14th February 2022

Do you know a school that would like to join a live video link-up for World Migratory Bird Day? In 2022 we want to run our unique video conferences in May and October. See previous examples We are partnering with Environment for the Americas, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, and Migratory Birds for People, to…

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Apply for a Star Wetland Centre Award!

By Connor Walsh / 2nd February 2022

Starting this World Wetlands Day, members of WLI are invited to apply for our new accreditation scheme. We have convened an international panel of wetland centre experts, to help award 12 Wetland Centre Stars in 2022. We hope the award will help WLI members promote their good work and reputation, as an international recognised wetland…

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