Africa

MBP Annual Meeting 2020

By Chris Rostron / 7th October 2020

Our East Atlantic Flyway initiative, Migratory Birds for People, will hold an online annual meeting on 12 November 2020. Since we cannot travel to a member visitor centre to meet in person, we will have a different format but still meet the core needs of the network as best as the internet can offer. So,…

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Young people haul full trash bag

Finima Nature Park’s World Wetlands Day 2020

By Connor Walsh / 26th February 2020

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 Zoology, River State University of Science and Technology. Different stakeholders…

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Child asking question during video conference

Birds and Schools 2020

By Connor Walsh / 20th February 2020

Birds connect our world! And every year, we connect school children in video conferences and visits to their wetland centres. In May and October 2020, school children around the world will have the chance to visit their local wetland centre and then tell other children all about it by video conference! We are preparing for…

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Children prepare for a video conference

World Migratory Bird Day 2020

By Connor Walsh / 13th February 2020

Birds connect our world! And every year, we connect school children in video conferences and visits to their wetland centres. In May and October 2020, school children around the world will have the chance to visit their local wetland centre and then tell other children all about it by video conference! The questions we will…

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Participation of our intern Adil Boulahia in a new initiative: the Flight Of The Osprey !

By Adil Boulahia / 19th September 2019

WLI supports the flight of Osprey   Wetland Link International is proud to support and collaborate with the incredible Sacha Dench, the first woman to cross the Channel by Paramotor. We are delighted to be part of the Conservation without Borders advisory team. Sacha has confirmed her bold new project to follow the osprey migration route next fall…

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Adil in WWT offices

WLI intern 2019/2020 “The chance to learn”

By Connor Walsh / 16th July 2019

“The chance to learn”   Originally from a beautiful country in North Africa called Morocco. I have always been a fan of nature and its wonders. As a lawyer by training, I wanted to make an academic transition to a field that would be more meaningful to me. In 2016 I had the merit of…

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Birds and Schools 2019 review

By Connor Walsh / 11th July 2019

To mark World Migratory Bird Day, WLI members once again held video conferences across country and continental boundaries.  On the East Atlantic Flyway, our initiative Migratory Birds for People connected two groups of schools, one in English and one in French; WLI Americas connected schools in English from Canada to Colombia. Children in Luxembourg, France,…

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Migratory birds at ROK Senegal

By Chris Rostron / 30th May 2018

As part of its Communication, Education, Awareness and Partnership activities, the Kalissaye Ornithological Reserve, in collaboration with primary schools, organized a forty-eight hour (48h) Union of Voices for the Conservation of Migratory Birds. During these 48 hours, various activities were implemented. It’s about: – At the CESP (Education, Public Awareness and Partnership Center) Room Level:…

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visitors in front of bird centre

Urdaibai migrant project, Basque Country

By Chris Rostron / 22nd May 2018

A group of Senegalese refugees visited the UBC with the organisation Ongi Etorri Errefuxiatuak, Busturialdea.  Amongst many things, they wanted to explore the way in which this Center and their country are connected by birds. What relationship do birds from Basque Country have with Senegal? Well, many of them spend the spring and summer here…

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WWD 2018: WCK Nakuru, Kenya

By Chris Rostron / 30th March 2018

WCK Nakuru today joined other organization in celebrating the WORLD WETLAND DAY under the banner WETLANDS FOR SUSTAINABLE  URBAN FUTURE; HEALTHY WETLANDS CLEAN TOWNS at Lake Olbolosat  ‘aplace of sacrifice in maa language’  in Nyandarua. The day was marked  in the honorable presence of the Hon Najib Balala Tourism and wildlife  Cabinet secretary as the Chief…

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