Initiatives

WLI Star Award applications are open!

By Connor Walsh / 5th April 2024

The next round of Star Wetland Centre Awards is open from 5 April to 15 July 2024. WLI members are eligible to apply for the recognition. There are two levels: an Overall Star, or a category Star for Facilities, People, or Biodiversity. Find out more on the Stars webpage. If you are not a WLI…

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Deadline extended for 1st WLI Asia-Oceania Conference

By Connor Walsh / 4th April 2024

Registration is now open for the first WLI Asia-Oceania Conference, to be hosted at Diyasaru Park. Please submit your registration by Friday 12 April, via Google Forms.  Kindly note that partial airfare sponsorship will be provided for one delegate per member center. Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact the organisers.

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Preview: Star Award questions

By Connor Walsh / 8th March 2024

Your wetland centre Organisation name Address Website Your job title What makes your centre special? Maximum 250 words   Section 2. Facilities   2.1  Accessibility and inclusion 2.1.a. Direction signs off site (e.g. on approach to centre, multilingual if appropriate) 2.1.b Do you have a website with clear directions and centre details? 2.1.c Is the…

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Women in Conservation Workshop – Celebrating International Women’s Day

By Khouloud Belhadj / 15th February 2024

     Join us on March 8th, 2024, for an empowering event dedicated to women in the field of conservation. To celebrate with International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to host the first Women in Conservation Workshop, an integral part of MBP. It is a unique gathering that shines a spotlight on the pivotal contributions…

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Vacancy: International Engagement Assistant

By Connor Walsh / 13th February 2024

The WLI core team at WWT is hiring it’s next Assistant. The role is similar to a paid internship: it is limited to a maximum of nine months; it is fully remote; and it will pay for up to two days a week. The role supports the team’s International Engagement work, so will be about…

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Garden for the attraction and conservation of pollinators

By Connor Walsh / 9th February 2024

Thank you to the pupils and teachers of Liceo Taller San Miguel, who share their different World Wetlands Day 2024 activities. We celebrate the World Wetlands Day by building a garden in favor of the attraction and conservation of pollinators, among which we can find the Monarch butterfly, a species that in our zone is…

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1st promo image for 1st WLI Asia-Oceania conference 2024, showying Diyasaru Park

First WLI Asia-Oceania Conference announced!

By Connor Walsh / 22nd January 2024

Diyasaru Park will host the first ever WLI Asia-Oceania Conference! From 17 to 21 June, the Park and RRC-East Asia will: Facilitate interaction among members through information and experience-sharing sessions, and Explore opportunities for future collaboration among the members. Registration will open in February 2024. For more information and contact details, see this PDF document.

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Free CEPA consultancy sessions

By Connor Walsh / 19th January 2024

As a special New Year promotion, Alex Hughes, Project Manager, International Engagement will be offering free tailored advice sessions on MS Teams or Zoom. There are only five slots remaining, each of 30 minutes. The sessions are for any CEPA topic that you need help with, e.g. delivering live interpretation, evaluating CEPA activities, or creating…

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Empowering Communities in Santa Cecilia

By Khouloud Belhadj / 5th January 2024

The workshop in Santa Cecilia, Colombia, brought students from Liceo Taller San Miguel together with kids from Afro-Colombian communities. Led by Luz Stella Tisnes Ocampo, the participants expanded their activities beyond the Danapure wetland, engaging with various communities to exchange knowledge and experiences.     The journey to Santa Cecilia was more than just a…

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Interpretation conversations in China

By Connor Walsh / 12th December 2023

The Project Manager for International Engagement at WWT, Alex Hughes, writes this summary of her recent visit to multiple wetlands, visitor centres, and wetland communicators in China.  In November, I had the fantastic opportunity to spend nearly two weeks in China hosted by our partners at MCF (Mangrove Foundation). I connected with WLI members and…

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