Samaneh Azizi

Netherlands: Buitencentrum “Oostvaardersplassen”

By Samaneh Azizi / 11th March 2019

National Park New Land is a fact!  Since 1 October 2018, the Netherlands has gained a new National Park. The Minister has granted “Nieuw Land” the status of National Park. National Park “Nieuw Land” consists of the Oostvaardersplassen, Lepelaarplassen, Marker Wadden and the Markermeer. The areas together form the youngest National Park in the Netherlands…

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Netherlands: Terschelling

By Samaneh Azizi / 4th March 2019

Participation is valuable, but participation evenings are rarely inspiring. On the island of Terschelling, they did things differently: with covered wagon excursions, workshops and a symposium. The “Boschplaat”, the unique island salt marsh on the eastern tip of Terschelling, has lost its natural dynamics and is becoming rougher. It has long been known that something…

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World Wildlife Day-3 March

By Samaneh Azizi / 27th February 2019

World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2019 under the theme “Life below water: for people and planet”, which aligns with goal 14 of UN Sustainable Development Goals. This is the first World Wildlife Day to focus on life below water. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the breath-taking diversity of marine…

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First Biowet students’ webinar

By Samaneh Azizi / 22nd February 2019

The Biowet project took another step closer to fruition on 21 February 2019. As part of the Erasmus+ funded initiative, the head of WLI Chris Rostron hosted a webinar that connected students in Norway, the UK, the Basque Country, and Portugal. WLI and MBP member centres at Dokka delta (Randsfjordmuseet), EVOA, and Urdaibai have all…

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Netherlands: Terschelling

By Samaneh Azizi / 20th February 2019

Beach clean up On the island it can be pretty stormy, especially in the winter. Strong winds, high water and spring tides can make a day on the beach very spectacular. Every winter there is a change that lost cargo washes up on the beach. Many islanders are therefore ready in the winter when there…

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Embracing the Earth, Putú, Chile

By Samaneh Azizi / 18th February 2019

Our Chilean partners Maule Mataquito Defense & Conservation Group organized the 5th “Embrace your Earth” Event, a socio-environmental activity that aims to promote the value of the Putú dunes and wetlands through artistic, cultural and recreational activities with the local community. The event took place on World Wetlands Day, February 2nd and 3rd, 2019, with…

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World Wetlands Day 2019 at Baikka Beel

By Samaneh Azizi / 18th February 2019

World Wetlands Day 2019 was celebrated by the Baragangina Resource Management Organization (RMO), a community-based organization responsible for sustainable management of Baikka Beel permanent wetland sanctuary situated in Hail Haor in Moulvibazar district of Bangladesh.   Events included a rally, discussion on the importance, functions and services of wetlands, and an art competition on the…

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Hong Kong Wetland Park celebrates World Wetlands Day 2019

By Samaneh Azizi / 18th February 2019

To echo with the theme“Wetlands and Climate Change”, Hong Kong Wetland Park (HKWP) organised a series of fun-filled activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2019. The activities included the winter signature event Bird Watching Festival, art workshops, bird watching guided tours, bird race and “Flying Foodies” thematic exhibition. The Bird Watching Festival 2018/19 introduced…

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Clean up event in Antofagasta, Algarrobo, Santiago and Huiscapi

By Samaneh Azizi / 11th February 2019

Antofagasta: Fundación Kennedy had a Cleaning event at La Chimba, one of the last Wetlands in Antofagasta. The activity was organized by Fundación Kennedy, Copec and Aguas Antofagasta, who installed a stand that gave water for the volunteers. We are really grateful to Aguas Antofagasta because they took samples to analyze the state of the…

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Germany: Nationalpark-Haus Husum

By Samaneh Azizi / 11th February 2019

Nationalpark-Haus Husum, at the World Heritage Site Wadden Sea After 15 years of visitor information at one of the gateways to the Wadden Sea National Park and World Heritage Site the exhibition of the Nationalpark-Haus Husum is currently being completely renewed. The core focus of the visitor centre will remain on providing a comprehensive information…

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