Initiatives

Sounding Wild Exploration in Urdaibai

By Connor Walsh / 27th June 2022

The Sounding Wild Exploration (SWE) team has had a great start to their expedition, with a stay at the Bird Center in Urdaibai, in the Basque Country. The team of Axel and Ario Drioli liaised closely with Rowan Hardman of the Bird Centre. Together they figured out when and where to record sounds and take…

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Register for 8th WLI Asia Conference Part 2!

By Connor Walsh / 24th May 2022

We are pleased to inform you that registration for the 8th WLI-Asia Conference is now open. WLI Asia members, please register by 15 June 2022 (Wednesday) through the link here. Should you have any questions regarding the conference, please feel free to contact the organisers at WLI Asia. ★8th WLI-Asia Conference★ Date: 26-29 July 2022…

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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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Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with francophone students!

By Connor Walsh / 24th March 2022

This year, students from France (Olympe de Gouges College), will meet friends from Luxembourg (Ecole Centrale Remerschen). They’ve already prepared some informations about their schools, their habits, the way the manage to protect the environment. On Friday, the 6th of may 2022, they will meet, by a video conference, at 2 PM. Some students from …

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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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World Wetlands Day at Grand Lieu Lake

By Connor Walsh / 31st January 2022

World Wetlands Day 2022: a programme of activities around the Grand-Lieu Lake For World Wetlands Day, more than 20 partners working around the Grand-Lieu Lake have gathered to prepare a lot of activities on the ‘Wetlands Action for People and Nature’ theme. The objective is to raise awareness among as many people as possible about…

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Youth call for flyway conservation

By Connor Walsh / 26th January 2022

Under the theme ‘Taking off #ForNature from Africa to the Arctic’ young people from over 30 countries have come together for the first East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum. This Flyway Youth Forum explored challenges that migratory birds and their wetlands habitats are facing and discussed how greater communication and cooperation between youth and across generations can…

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30 Ideas: Youth Ecological Camp

By Connor Walsh / 20th December 2021

In 2021 we are marking 30 years of WLI cooperation by sourcing 30 neat ideas from WLI members. Today we hear from the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands.  See all 30 Ideas Description: The Youth EcoCamp is one of the strategies of SCPW in its campaign to educate the youth on the need to…

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Teens measure climate change

By Connor Walsh / 13th December 2021

The BioWet Erasmus+ project has successfully concluded! BioWet is about teens visiting wetland centres to measure the effects of climate change. Congratulations to the partners: EVOA, Dokka High School, Randsfjord museum, Urdaibai Bird Center, and WWT Martin Mere. Started in 2018, the plan involved travel in 2020, so was delayed until this year. Compressing the…

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EVOA visit November 2021

By Connor Walsh / 9th December 2021

Report from EVOA on the visit there in November 2021, as reported in the MBP Newsletter.  This month we were happy to receive the last Biowet Exchange week. Was a busy week. The Norwegian students started visiting Lisbon Oceanaraium and talking about climate changes in the oceans, and how that could impact our life. Then…

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