Flyways

Apply for Flyway Youth Forum 2023!

By Connor Walsh / 1st July 2023

Two-day online training for young people on conservation storytelling. Apply before 31 July.  This year’s East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum will present two days of online training in storytelling for conservation, to people aged 18 – 30 in the flyway. The workshop will be open to young people aged 18 – 30 from coastal countries…

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WLI at the African-Eurasian Waterbird Technical Committee Meeting

By Connor Walsh / 17th March 2023

WWT is a member of AEWA’s technical committee, the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement, which is how Chris Rostron, head of WLI global, just spent three days on the 27th floor of the UN building in Bonn, Germany. The Technical Committee advises the agreement on the specifics of waterbird populations, and how governments and NGOs can…

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First Birds and Schools for East Asian-Australasian Flyway links Incheon, Ro Korea and Hong Kong

By Connor Walsh / 3rd January 2023

Birds and Schools is an interactive and international programme for exchange between schools from different parts of the world, and to share what the students have done or learned about the migratory birds and wetlands they visited. WLI initiated the programme in the East Atlantic Flyway. In 2022, for the first time, the programme was…

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WWT becomes CEPA expert to AEWA

By Chris Rostron / 10th October 2022

At the African Eurasian Water Agreement eighth meeting of the parties (AEWA MOP8) in Budapest 27-30 October, it was agreed that WWT’s Chris Rostron (second from left, above) would become the new CEPA expert to the Technical Committee, providing advice and support to develop this area of work. This will build on what we are…

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Wetland skills celebration in Senegal

By Connor Walsh / 28th September 2022

Wetland educators from West Africa and Europe are preparing to meet in Senegal next week. A network of wetland centres and educators, called Migratory Birds for People (MBP), operates in the East Atlantic Flyway, and for over a decade has held annual meetings at the wetland centres of members. This year they are meeting in…

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Connecting Birds and Schools in Asia-Australasia!

By Connor Walsh / 9th September 2022

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is bringing our Connecting Birds and Schools video conferences to their region! We are delighted to be working with their dynamic team to bring our flagship activity to a whole new audience. If you are in that flyway, have a look at their website for a poster and information…

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EAAFP and WLI meet at Slimbridge

By Connor Walsh / 19th July 2022

The WLI team met the Communications Officer of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) this month. Vivan Fu visited WWT Slimbridge wetland centre for a packed afternoon. We discussed plans for Ramsar COP and for the Flyway Youth Forum, among other topics. We will follow-up on these with virtual meetings. Vivian also got to see…

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2022 East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum with fundraising focus

By Connor Walsh / 30th April 2022

The EAFYF 2022 will be all about fundraising. On July 9 and 10, young people (aged 18 – 30) from the East Atlantic Flyway will be able to learn from Maaike Manten in a compressed online course on grant writing in conservation, and hear inspiring stories from fellow youth who have made their conservation plans…

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World Migratory Bird Day 2022

By Connor Walsh / 28th February 2022

‘Dim the Lights for Birds at Night!’ has been selected as the official slogan of the 2022 edition of the UN-backed global World Migratory Bird Day campaign. This year, the campaign’s focus is on the impacts of light pollution on migratory birds. “World Migratory Bird Day 2022 is not only about raising awareness on the…

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Connecting Birds and Schools in 2022

By Connor Walsh / 14th February 2022

Do you know a school that would like to join a live video link-up for World Migratory Bird Day? In 2022 we want to run our unique video conferences in May and October. See previous examples We are partnering with Environment for the Americas, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, and Migratory Birds for People, to…

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