Connor Walsh

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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Wadden Sea WWF – Germany

By Connor Walsh / 23rd April 2024

The East Atlantic Flyway of Coastal BirdsLess than a year after the East Atlantic Flyway Week in April 2023 an exciting book about 50 years of research and conservation successes along this migration route was published.More details about this book published in German and English.

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WWT Welney Wetland Centre – UK

By Connor Walsh / 23rd April 2024

Black-tailed godwit arrivals at WWT Welney after spring migration Spring migration is an exciting time of year, but when communities come together to follow individual birds from a specific species that excitement grows even more. The anticipation of welcoming known birds and hearing of them passing through important wetland sites is thrilling.In February the first…

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Zwin Natuur Park – Belgium

By Connor Walsh / 23rd April 2024

Large number of wintering waterbirds at the Zwin nature reserveMany waterbirds were attracted to the Zwin nature reserve during the winter of 2023-2024. The combined maximum totals of geese, ducks and waders that were counted in the period October – March exceeded 20.000 birds. Various species peaked at different times during this period, so not…

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Register: Visitor Centres Study Tour in Belgium & Netherlands

By Connor Walsh / 23rd April 2024

Eurosite’s Working Group on Nature and Recreation is hosting a Visitor Centers Study Tour in the Netherlands and Belgium. 28-30 May 2024 Registration now open Oisterwijk In and around visitor centres and entrances to nature in Holland and Flanders, we will discuss several issues of visitor management and keeping a balance between nature and recreation.…

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EOVA – Portugal – Godwit Flyway

By Connor Walsh / 23rd April 2024

Resume LIFE-project number 101113618 LIFE22-NAT-DE-LIFE Godwit Flyway 1st July 2023 – 31 Oct 2030 Coordinator: Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz, GER Beneficiary: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL; Universidade de Aveiro, PT; Companhia das Lezirias, PT; Natur- und Umweltschutzvereinigung Dümmer, GER and Associated Partner: Ministry of Environment, Department of Parks and Wildlife Management, Gambia Summary LIFE…

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How do we strengthen you in the East Atlantic Flyway?

By Connor Walsh / 18th April 2024

The East Atlantic Flyway network, MBP, will hold an online meeting on 15 May, dedicated to one topic: how do we build or share capacity across the network. The capacity-building workshop and training in Saloum, 2022 was a step forward for members in Atlantic Africa. How do we continue that progress, reinforce the learnings, and…

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Celebrating your connection to the Convention on Wetlands

By Connor Walsh / 5th April 2024

Every country within the Convention on Wetlands has two official roles which connect people like you, carrying out wetland education, to the national government and the wetlands COP (Conference of the Parties). These roles are National Focal Points for CEPA (Communications, Capacity, Education, Participation, Awareness); one in a government role, one non-governmental.  WLI members and…

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WLI Star Award applications are open!

By Connor Walsh / 5th April 2024

The next round of Star Wetland Centre Awards is open from 5 April to 15 July 2024. WLI members are eligible to apply for the recognition. There are two levels: an Overall Star, or a category Star for Facilities, People, or Biodiversity. Find out more on the Stars webpage. If you are not a WLI…

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Deadline extended for 1st WLI Asia-Oceania Conference

By Connor Walsh / 4th April 2024

Registration is now open for the first WLI Asia-Oceania Conference, to be hosted at Diyasaru Park. Please submit your registration by Friday 12 April, via Google Forms.  Kindly note that partial airfare sponsorship will be provided for one delegate per member center. Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact the organisers.

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