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MBP Annual Meeting 2021

By Connor Walsh / 6th September 2021

All MBP members are invited to our annual meeting for 2021. We will meet online, between 13.30 and 17.00 CET on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October. The meeting will be in English with simultaneous interpretation into French. On Monday, we will have presentations from MBP members and a selection of external organisations. We will…

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MBP at World Conservation Congress!

By Connor Walsh / 3rd September 2021

Our work in the East Atlantic Flyway will be celebrated at the World Conservation Congress. As well as an introduction to Migratory Birds for People (MBP), attendees and viewers will also learn about our scheme to get binoculars and telescopes to wetland educators in West Africa. With partner Wetlands International West Africa’s Ibrahim Hama taking…

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East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum

By Connor Walsh / 20th August 2021

The youth environmental movement is embracing wetlands with a regional forum for the East Atlantic Flyway! Hosted by Youth Engaged in Wetlands, the Migratory Birds for People Programme, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, and the International Wadden Sea School, under the theme “Taking off #ForNature from Africa to the Arctic“,…

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New guide to activities about bird migration

By Connor Walsh / 6th May 2021

In 2019, Migratory Birds for People, the network of wetland educators on the East Atlantic Flyway, marked its tenth anniversary with a special educational project. Together, we produced a huge fabric map showing the wetlands in the network, and five bird species that visit them. Following an interruption to the network in 2020, we have…

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30 Ideas: Educational signage

By Connor Walsh / 21st April 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Educational signage Description: At Lekki Conservation Centre, charts about different emerging environmental issues are printed as stickers and pasted on a wooden stand around the hall of the welcome center. This is a form of awareness creation to visitors to the park while waiting to access the reserve. Learning and…

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30 Ideas: Noongar Language Sign, Plants and Animals of Lake Mealup

By Connor Walsh / 31st March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Noongar Language Sign: Plants and Animals of Lake Mealup Description:In the Ramsar-listed Peel-Yalgorup wetlands system in Western Australia, indigenous leader George Walley from Mandjoogoordap Dreaming and specialist teacher Lee-Anne Walley from Greenfields Primary School worked together with Peel-Harvey Catchment Council to develop a sign and education resources translating the plants…

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Profile: Molly Gaskin

By Connor Walsh / 26th March 2021

In 1987, Molly Gaskin was awarded the Hummingbird Gold Medal for her commitment to environmental education in Trinidad and Tobago. Together with Karilyn Shephard – the Vice-President of the Wildfowl Trust – Gaskin pioneered the hands-on programmes for schools that focussed on educating persons of all ages about local wetland habitats and medicinal plants. Photo…

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International Symposium on Conservation and Management of Wetlands

By Connor Walsh / 4th March 2021

On 15 March 2021, Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society (SWCS) will host the 4th International Symposium on Conservation and Management of Wetlands (ISCMW 2020). SWCS is a non-profit organisation based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and mandated by the Sabah Wildlife Department to manage the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Ramsar Site (KKWRS), the only urban Ramsar Site in…

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News from East Atlantic Flyway

By Connor Walsh / 25th February 2021

The latest Newsletter from Migratory Birds for People is now online! With articles from up and down the East Atlantic Flyway, download the PDF to learn how our peers have been keeping visitors safe when visiting their centres: Sensory and fun outdoor activities for kids 2021 Species year – trying to count 2021 species of…

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WWD 2021 at Biodiversum, Luxembourg

By Connor Walsh / 24th February 2021

To celebrate the Ramsar Conventions’ 50th  anniversary, BirdLife Luxembourg and Biodiversum Nature Centre were invited by RTL Radio to speak about the Ramsar Convention, wetlands and their conservation in Luxembourg and worldwide. World Wetlands Day was the ideal time. Visits to wetlands were postponed due to current health restrictions, so these interviews were a great…

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