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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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MBP Newsflash January 2019

Ramsar World Wetlands Day 2019

Dear colleagues, This Migratory Birds for People (MBP) News Flash is just a quick reminder for this year’s World Wetlands Day. World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971,

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BioWet project success!

Students at EVOA, Portugal

BioWet – supporting young people to report on the impact of climate change on wetlands A partnership of five organisations from Norway, the UK, Portugal, and the Basque Country (Spain) has received funding from the EU Erasmus programme to develop a web-based tool that allows young people

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Spoonbills ringed on Terschelling, the Netherlands

The summer has begun and so the Waddensee is populated with birds. On Terschelling that is quite noticeable. Many migratory birds have settled to feed and rest. As has the spoonbill!  For the island it is a special and striking bird. In the early spring we wait

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WWD 2017 in Desniansko-Starogutsky NP / Russia

Celebrating WWD 2017 in Desniansko-Starogutsky NP On February 1  in the city of Konotop, Sumy region, in the local museum  was opened a festival of biological collections “Nature is around us” and an art exhibition of landscapes of the region. From 1 to 7 February were held lectures, master

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Connecting Schools and Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway

Connecting Schools and Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway  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).

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Russian visit to WWT Slimbridge, UK

Eugene and Yulia surprise Sacha

As part of the final Flight of the Swans celebration event at WWT Slimbridge, UK, our Russian partners Eugene and Yulia from Baltic Fund for Nature, came to help us celebrate this epic initiative.  Despite delays caused by heavy fog at Gatwick Airport, they managed to make it to

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Birding – an olympic sport

April 1, marking the International Day of birds in Sochi for the first time, the birding competition took place “Protected spring – 2016”. The organizers of the competition were the natural ornithological park in the Imereti lowland, and Partnership “Birds and People”. The natural ornithological park is

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