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Informal MBP West Africa meet

The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) held its sixth Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) in Bonn, Germany, from the 9th to the 14th November, bringing together contracting parties to the treaty, as well as other NGOs and observers.  The Migratory Birds for People network (MBP, the East Atlantic version

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Converting the plastic threat into an ecotourism opportunity

Children with banners and a huge pile of litter

The Kalissaye Ornithological Reserve (ROK) was created by decree 78-809 of 28 July 1978. The ROK’s vocation is to protect a complex ecosystem so that it plays the role of host to breeding colonies of birds and turtles, to ensure good breeding conditions for migratory birds and

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Finima Nature Park’s World Wetlands Day 2020

Children march with World Wetlands Day banner

Finima Nature Park joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Wetlands Day 2020 through three days of events. Day One The event kicked off on the 29th of January, 2020 with a discussion session led by Miss Grace Alawa, a lecturer from the Department of

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Kimana Wetlands in Amboseli

Kimana Wetlands in Amboseli Kimana wetland has a core area measuring 10km2 with other small wetlands along the rivers. The wetlands lies in the midst of semi-arid lands which are characterised by savanna woodlands and open grasslands, which acts as a stop over (migratory corridor) for the

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Pan-African Ornithological Congress 14

Abdoulaye Ndiaye and Chris Rostron at the Round Table discussion

The WLI manager attended the 14th Pan African Ornithological Congress, in Dakar, Senegal, and focussed on the role of wetland centres, and the importance of maintaining networks amongst conservationists. Particularly important was promoting the Migratory Birds for People network (MBP) as we still have to work hard

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Reserva Natural Integral do Ilhéu dos Pássaros


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Roche Caiman Wetlands

Success! Nature Seychelles proves that wetlands help prevent flooding   Recent heavy rains have proved that Nature Seychelles improvements to the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman wetland are working. The NGO manages the artificial wetland, which is in close proximity to Victoria, the capital of Seychelles. Flood protection,

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The second celebration of World Migratory Birds Day at Kalissaye Reserve, Senegal

The Kalissaye Ornithological Reserve, is the second protected area in Senegal, created in 1978 for the protection and conservation of birds.  It is also the only side in the south of Senegal where thousands of pairs of laridae (royal and Caspian terns, black headed gulls), pink-backed pelican,

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WLI News – Wetland centre at Guerbes-Sanhadja, Algeria

Potential wetland centre

Wetland centre planning for Guerbes-Sanhadja, North East Algeria Recently the Head of WLI accompanied WWT Consulting to work with colleauges in Algeria who are keen to set up a new wetland visitor centre on the eastern coast the country, at the Guerbes-Sanhadja wetland complex.  Currently there is

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World Migratory Bird Day, 2017, Diawling, Mauritania

On Friday the 12th May 2017, Diawling National Park celebrated World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) with schools from Ziré Sbeikhat and Ziré Taghrédient, both located on the edge of the park.  The day was celebrated by organisation of field trips for the students, to discover and explore

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