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World Wetlands WEEK at Pointe-a-Pierre!

Video screenshot of students doing quadrant

The PaP Wildfowl Trust in Trinidad and Tobago celebrated World Wetlands week from the 2nd February to 7th February, 2020 with a variety of activities. Students participated in environmental programs such as Ecology Labs and Guided Nature Walks for the differently-abled at the Trust. The produced this

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DANAPURE celebrates World Wetlands Day in Colombia

To celebrate this important day, our students took a field trip to get to know the large wetlands located in the Dosquebradas municipality. After having made a tour of the site, they had the opportunity to take part in a conversation about the history of the place,

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School wetland guides, Colombia

Liceo Taller San Miguel guides

What a great school, that trains you to become a wetland guide! Danapure, the Liceo Taller San Miguel in Colombia has taught a bunch of kids so well that they have all earned certificates. They write: Today we become Wetland Guides. We are happy to make this

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Kansas World Wetlands Day 2019

The Kansas Wetlands Education Centre offered a special World Wetlands Day program for area junior high students. The program started off with a look at different carbon contributors and how carbon adds to climate change. Students lined up on one side of the hallway and took a

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Connecting Schools and Birds 2018

Background: World Migratory Birds Day (WMBD) takes place every year in early May, to highlight the importance of supporting migration along flyways across the world.  It is coordinated by AEWA, the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (see links below).  This year the date for WMBD is the 12th

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4th WLI Americas Webinar, recording ready to view

Union Island, Caribbean, photo: Orisha Joseph

On Tuesday the 30th May we held the 4th WLI Americas webinar with the Association of State Wetland Managers.  With speakers from the US, Puerto Rico, Canada and Colombia, we covered a range of topics around the theme of how to engage local people at your wetland

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Society of Wetland Scientists sponsors youth art contest

Society of Wetland Scientists sponsors youth art contest Feb. 23, 2017, MADISON, Wis. –The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is currently sponsoring a youth art contest, open through April 2, 2017. Grades 1 – 5 should draw an image of their favorite wetland. Grades 6 – 12

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WLI Latin America and the Caribbean

Salar del huasco, stream

Around 50 participants attended the recent Conference on Conservation of Wetlands in Latin America and the Caribbean, hosted by CEH (Centro de Estudios de Humedales) and WLI, in Pica, northern Chile.  The event was our first real opportunity to discuss the opportunities to expand the WLI network

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WLI in Colombia

Paramos frog

Lake Tota, the Paramos and wetland education Chris Rostron, Head of Wetland Link International (WLI) took a second trip this October to support colleagues at Lake Tota, in the highlands of Colombia, the largest and highest lake in the country, but unprotected and under threat from pollution

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Danapure celebrates the ozone layer

Imagén de la capa de ozono

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer Danapure Wetland, Colombia Our students celebrated the world ozone day with hours of research in the DANAPURE remembering that 27 years ago the first international agreement was signed for its conservation. The children shared their knowledge with other

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