30th Anniversary

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30 Ideas: Youth Ecological Camp

By Connor Walsh / 20th December 2021

In 2021 we are marking 30 years of WLI cooperation by sourcing 30 neat ideas from WLI members. Today we hear from the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands.  See all 30 Ideas Description: The Youth EcoCamp is one of the strategies of SCPW in its campaign to educate the youth on the need to…

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WWT 75 Years

WLI as part of WWT 75

By Connor Walsh / 16th November 2021

WLI was founded 30 years ago at WWT in the UK. WWT has recalled this as part of marking their own 75th anniversary. WWT produces a magazine for its members three times a year, called Waterlife. In the Winter 2021/22 edition, they learn about one of the founders of WLI, Doug Hulyer. Doug talks of…

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30 Ideas: Click It, Sketch It

By Connor Walsh / 20th October 2021

In 2021 we are marking 30 years of WLI cooperation by sourcing 30 neat ideas from WLI members. Today we hear from the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands.  See all 30 Ideas Description: In line with the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day and the EAAFP theme for 2019-2020 (Flyways – Connecting People…

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WLI Bulletin September 2021

By Connor Walsh / 29th September 2021

Download PDF WLI World September 2021 Issue 24 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 September 2021. Once again we appear as a 1991 retro-style newsletter, to celebrate 30 years…

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Kid on lake

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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Students in river

30 Ideas: Wetlands BioBlitz

By Connor Walsh / 2nd May 2021

In 2021 we are marking 30 years of WLI cooperation by sourcing 30 neat ideas from WLI members. Today we hear from the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands.  See all 30 Ideas Description: The context of the Wetland Bioblitz as a citizen science activity is to gather stakeholders and sectors in the community,…

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Ramsar poster on easel

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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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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