30th Anniversary

Kids and indigenous guide

30 Ideas: Noongar Language Sign, Plants and Animals of Lake Mealup

By Connor Walsh / 31st March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Noongar Language Sign: Plants and Animals of Lake Mealup Description:In the Ramsar-listed Peel-Yalgorup wetlands system in Western Australia, indigenous leader George Walley from Mandjoogoordap Dreaming and specialist teacher Lee-Anne Walley from Greenfields Primary School worked together with Peel-Harvey Catchment Council to develop a sign and education resources translating the plants…

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Molly Gaskin with a duck

Profile: Molly Gaskin

By Connor Walsh / 26th March 2021

In 1987, Molly Gaskin was awarded the Hummingbird Gold Medal for her commitment to environmental education in Trinidad and Tobago. Together with Karilyn Shephard – the Vice-President of the Wildfowl Trust – Gaskin pioneered the hands-on programmes for schools that focussed on educating persons of all ages about local wetland habitats and medicinal plants. Photo…

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Hands holding monarch butterfly on yellow bush with tiny tag

30 Ideas: Monarch Ambassadors, Helping to Answer the Questions

By Connor Walsh / 22nd March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Monarch Ambassadors, Helping to Answer the Questions. Description: To better answer questions about Cape May County’s specific role in the East Coast migration of Monarch butterflies, the Monarch Monitoring Project trained a group of Monarch Ambassadors at The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA. The Monarch Ambassadors measure…

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People releasing flamingo

WLI Bulletin March 2021

By Connor Walsh / 18th March 2021

Download PDF WLI World March 2021 Issue 23 of WLI World is the first you can both download as PDF and also view directly on the website. Open each story by tapping on its title. Welcome Expand Welcome to the WLI World Bulletin for March 2021. In the PDF printable version, you may may notice…

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Spray bottle of green liquid

30 Ideas: bug repellent station

By Connor Walsh / 14th March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: bug spray station Description: Mosquitos and other bugs can deter people from visiting wetland centres. Some repellent can be harmful to freshwater systems. Therefore, at Futian Mangrove Ecological Park in Shenzhen, China, visitors are encouraged to apply repellent at the park entrance. Applying repellent at the park entrance but not…

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30 Ideas: salt bags

By Connor Walsh / 11th March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Salt bags Description: In the Salinas de San Pedro, the water coming from the salty lagoon of the Mar Menor passes through different types of ponds, in which the size and depth are reduced, progressively increasing the salinity, until the salt precipitates in the ponds and crystallises. So that visitors…

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Wooden name tags

30 Ideas: a good use for invasive plants

By Connor Walsh / 24th February 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Using the wood from invasive plants Description: Invasive trees were becoming a problem at Futian Mangrove Ecological Park in Shenzhen, China. The Mangrove Foundation organised group activities to remove the invasive trees. After removing the trees, the staff of the Mangrove Foundation realised the thick roots and stems that have…

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Share your stories

By Connor Walsh / 15th February 2021

Three-way call for stories! We’ve sent out a short email seeking your input on: World Wetlands Day: let us share your activities! WLI World Bulleting: we are editing the next 6-monthly newsletter, with your medium-to-long stories and photos. 30 Ideas: as part of our 30th anniversary, we are asking WLI members to share simple, short…

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30 years of WLI: 15 February 2021

By Connor Walsh / 15th February 2021

WLI’s first newsletter appeared in January 1992; the front page includes this photo of the launch of your favourite wetlands education network. Zoom in on the plaque and you will see the date: 15 February, 1991. We are planning more activities throughout the rest of our 30th year. That includes your input! Email us with…

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30 Ideas, WLI

30 Ideas

By Connor Walsh / 8th February 2021

30 Ideas. We would like to gather and publish thirty simple, short ideas from WLI members over the course of our 30th year. Please share a simple idea that has benefited your work, or that you think might help other wetland educators or visitor centres succeed. Please send us a few lines and a photograph…

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