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Prior to the 4th WLI Asia conference in Suncheon, the Head of WLI met with the office of the East Asia Australasia Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) at the offices in Song Do, Seoul, and attended a local awareness-raising event with local people and students.  See picture left of

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WLI Asia Conference IV, Suncheon, RoK

Over 50 WLI members met at Suncheon, along with South Korean wetland professionals, for a conference on sustainable wetlands and WLI from the 19th to the 23rd of April 2013.  The conference was hosted by Suncheon City, and organised by KFEM and the WLI Asia group, see the programme here. 

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Keoladeo Sarus Cranes

As summer approaches, sarus cranes take shelter at Keoladeo National Park.  Here is a picture showing the cranes (Grus antigone) from a satellite area about 80 km from Keoladeo National Park, a world heritage and ramsar site.  Keoladeo is about 180 km south of Delhi, the capital of

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WLI Asia Conference, 2013

4th WLI Asia Conference, Suncheon South Korea The 4th WLI Asia conference will take place on the 19th and 20th of April, 2013, in Suncheon, South Korea.  Suncheon City is currently finishing creating a new wetland centre, which will form part of the Garden Expo that they

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Hong Kong Wetland Park – Bird Festival

As winter approaches, the migratory birds from the north are beginning their long journey southward, and waiting for our warm greetings. Among the thousands of birds, some waterbirds have amazing long legs. These waterbirds are elegant creatures with graceful and fascinating movements. Hong Kong Wetland Park is holding

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WWF China on study tour to Taiwan

WWF China go to Taiwan for nature school development in the Yangtze River basin After 15 years of hard work in the Yangtze River Basin, WWF China now sees the importance of CEPA, and regards environmental education (EE) as a useful tool to attract social participation in

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International Conference “The Wetlands of Central Asia and the Ramsar Convention”

International Conference “The Wetlands of Central Asia and the Ramsar Convention” 19 – 22 November 2012 To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the accession of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, 1972), an international conference and workshop entitled “Wetlands of Central Asia and the

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WLI Asia steering group, September 2012

Suncheon Bay, South Korea WLI Asia update, September 2012 Colleagues from Mai Po, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, KFEM South Korea and WLI global met to discuss the next steps for the WLI Asia network.  Plans are now developing for a WLI Asia meeting

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Korean Wetland Awards

5th Eco Water Awards – international prize KFEM (Korean Federation for Environment Movement) is coordinating “The 5th Eco Water Awards” with SBS and the Korean Ministry of Environment.  One of the awards is to be given to an overseas organization or individual in the international section, the

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Baikka Beel, Bangladesh, seeks volunteeer

At present a visitor centre is under construction at Baikka Beel, North East Bangladesh, with a combination of USAID and Chevron support.  The Centre for Natural Resources Studies (CNRS, an NGO) is looking for a volunteer with graphic /art capability as well as wildlife/environment interests, who could

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