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WLI Neotropics Conference

We are working with CEH (Centro de Estudios de Humedales) and the Fundación Kennedy to hold a conference for the WLI Neotropics region.  The conference/workshop will take place from the 17th to the 20th of November, in Pica, Chile, at the office of CEH.  The programme will

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Launch of the Laguna el Peral Bluewater Project

With the presence of authorities and neighbours on Saturday June 14, the Kennedy Foundation launched the RBC Blue Water Project “The community responsible of the deterioration of the wetland Laguna El Peral, helps in its recovery”. The event took place at the Natural Sanctuary Laguna El Peral

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Colombian School celebrates International Day for Biodiversity 2014

Liceo Taller San Miguel Pereira-Colombia The General Assembly of the United Nations designated the year 2014 as the International Year of Small developing island states. The Liceo Taller San Miguel Pereira, Colombia, joined in the celebration with an art exhibition by our school students to show the

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Fundacion Kennedy update, Chile

Fundacion Kennedy update In Zapallar, we ran a Photography Competition with the Municipality of Zapallar and the University of Valparaiso. The idea was that the children and adults could participate drawing and taking pictures of the beautiful wetlands located at Zapallar.  Also we did many wetlands classes at

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The Kennedy Foundation visits WWT Slimbridge

The Kennedy Foundation visits WWT Slimbridge On the 22nd and 23rd of July, Peter Kennedy, Director of Fundación Kennedy- a Chilean NGO working on wetland conservation- visited WWT Slimbridge in order to discuss some options for joint work and mutual cooperation. The most relevant issues discussed were:

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Papudo Agua Salada estuary project

The Kennedy Foundation for Wetlands Conservation, Chile, is now developing a proyect called “Conserving Agua Salada Wetland through Public Participation”.  This project was presented to the Ministry of the Environment in 2012 by Catalina Costa, who works as a volunteer for the Foundation, and the NGO received around US$10,000 which enables

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Rough Waters in Pantanos de Villa

  The Metropolitan Municipality of Lima through Pantanos de Villa Municipal Authority – PROHVILLA – had to take action on July the 4th in “Marvilla” area due to unusually high waves (4 meters) occurring during bad weather conditions. Sea water breached the coastline and flooded roads and houses of “Las Brisas de

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Danapure wetland obtains “Blue Planet” National Award

The national ecology contest “Blue Planet” is one of the most important in Colombia and we are proud to inform you that our friends from Danapure wetland were awarded second place in the contest (June 7, 2013). The award was granted to them because of the efforts

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The wonderful world of the Fungi Kingdom

Biólogo y alumnos

An example of active community participation in the creation of knowledge The fungi that are found in the Danapure wetland  in Colombia called Roberth Lücking’s attention. Lücking is a German mycologist who works at the FIEL Museum in Chicago adn visited Liceo San Miguel in Colombia. He worked there together with Biana Moncada,

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