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Europe

Deadline approaching for MBP Annual Meeting!

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The clock is ticking for your chance to meet in person! Our East Atlantic Flyway initiative will meet at Slimbridge, UK, in October 2019, but registration closes at the end of August! The theme will be communicating scientific research at wetland centres. As well as this we

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Birds and Schools 2019 review

Over 160 pupils connected for World Migratory Bird Day 2019!

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Russia comes to WWT Slimbridge

Our long-time colleagues Eugene Genelt-Yanovskiy and Yulia Danilova of the Baltic Fund for Nature visited us at WWT Slimbridge, UK, and took a look at our new exhibit, a replica of a tundra research station. WWT’s historic work with migratory birds included sending out scientists to the

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EU-China NGO Twinning program 2019 deadline

Chen Qing and Chris Rostron at London Wetland Centre

Wetland centre staff in China and Europe may be interested in a direct exchange, just like the Mangrove Conservation Foundation (MCF) and Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) did last year. The EU-China NGO Twinning Exchange Program supported one-month work trips for WLI’s Chris Rostron in China and MCF’s

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Students start measuring climate change at wetland centres

A group of young people pose outside the visitor centre entrance

Our Erasmus+ project Biowet has brought young people together and started gathering data! Pupils from Dokka High School in Norway went to the UK to meet long-term volunteers from EVOA in Portugal. The host for this visit was WWT’s wetland centre at Martin Mere, and the young

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First Biowet students’ webinar

The Biowet project took another step closer to fruition on 21 February 2019. As part of the Erasmus+ funded initiative, the head of WLI Chris Rostron hosted a webinar that connected students in Norway, the UK, the Basque Country, and Portugal. WLI and MBP member centres at

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Hong Kong Wetland Park celebrates World Wetlands Day 2019

To echo with the theme“Wetlands and Climate Change”, Hong Kong Wetland Park (HKWP) organised a series of fun-filled activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2019. The activities included the winter signature event Bird Watching Festival, art workshops, bird watching guided tours, bird race and “Flying Foodies”

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Clean up event in Antofagasta, Algarrobo, Santiago and Huiscapi

Antofagasta: Fundación Kennedy had a Cleaning event at La Chimba, one of the last Wetlands in Antofagasta. The activity was organized by Fundación Kennedy, Copec and Aguas Antofagasta, who installed a stand that gave water for the volunteers. We are really grateful to Aguas Antofagasta because they

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World Wetlands Day in Green Balkans

a group of children standing infront of the centre

For Green Balkans, species conservation is equally important with educating and involving people of all ages. This year we celebrated World Wetlands Day in Plovdiv, Pomorie, Shabla, Durankulak and in the village of Zhitnitsa (Dobrich municipality). This year’s motto is ‘Wetlands and climate change’. Our team visited the

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Looking for Bittern

bird called bittern

Natur&ëmwelt – BirdLife Luxembourg and Biodiversum nature center led a public event looking for Bittern in the Ramsar area Haff Réimech near Schengen. At least two of these mysterious winter visitors are spending the winter months in the reedbeds of Luxembourg’s first Ramsar area. Some 20 people

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The WLI network is endorsed by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands and coordinated by WWT.

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WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT, UK
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