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Following Sandwich Terns over sea

Wageningen Marine Research 31-May-2020 – How do Sandwich Terns fly over the North Sea and the Wadden Sea? And where exactly do they catch their fish? Scientists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and the University of Amsterdam are trying to map the flight and foraging behaviour

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Maison du lac de Grand Lieu: Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day for May 2020

World Migratory Bird Day, or WMBD for those in the know, is an awareness-raising event held twice a year on the second Saturdays in May and October. In 2020, it will be held on Saturdays 9 May and 10 October. Objective: through these two annual events, to raise

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How to keep working under COVID-19

A look at what WLI members are doing to engage the public and maintain their organisational work while acting to stop the novel coronavirus. WLI members in China have been working from home since February; in mid-March, Europe and North America members reached a similar stage. CEPA

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Finima Nature Park’s World Wetlands Day 2020

Children march with World Wetlands Day banner

Finima Nature Park joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Wetlands Day 2020 through three days of events. Day One The event kicked off on the 29th of January, 2020 with a discussion session led by Miss Grace Alawa, a lecturer from the Department of

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Haff Réimech: an important flood plain

Flooded boardwalk in winter, temperate wetland

WLI member explains value of floodplains to media as storms flood Europe

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Urdaibai Bird Center celebrates World Wetlands Day


On Sunday 5th April, a WLI member in the Basque Country, Spain celebrated World Wetlands Day at the Urdaibai Ornithological Centre. On a beautiful sunny day, a large number of birds were out on the marsh, creating perfect conditions for the crowds of visitors. Four hundred people

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Converting the plastic threat into an ecotourism opportunity

Children with banners and a huge pile of litter

The Kalissaye Ornithological Reserve (ROK) was created by decree 78-809 of 28 July 1978. The ROK’s vocation is to protect a complex ecosystem so that it plays the role of host to breeding colonies of birds and turtles, to ensure good breeding conditions for migratory birds and

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Bolonsky Nature Reserve

Bolonsky Nature Reserve, Russia

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Migratory Birds for People marks 10th anniversary at WWT Slimbridge

The tenth annual meeting of Migratory Birds for People meeting has been held at WWT’s Slimbridge Wetland Centre in England. This year 16 representatives from 11 wetland centres and organisations gathered together, from far north as St. Petersburg, Russia, and as far south as Dakar, Senegal. WWT

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Deadline approaching for MBP Annual Meeting!

MBP logo

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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