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Africa Regional News

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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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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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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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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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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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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