Initiatives

MBP capacity building outline to 2030

By Connor Walsh / 14th June 2024

Building capacity of our members is core to MBP. As a network of wetland visitor centres and educators, the capacity built should facilitate those activities. Meetings Traditionally MBP has held an in-person Annual Meeting which combined operational functions with experience exchanges in a host wetland visitor centre, in Europe. In 2022 we finally combined this…

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CIOMA receiving donations from Optics for Africa

By María Elisa Sánchez / 3rd June 2024

The CIOMA – Centro de Informação, Observação e Monitorização de Aves – Lobito in Angola has received binocular donations under the Optics for Africa program. “We have been receiving journalists from all over the country. Today our wetland Centre is more visible, everyone in Lobito wants to know about our work and we are becoming…

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2024 update from Parc National du Banc d’Arguin

By Connor Walsh / 17th May 2024

The latest newsletter from Parc National du Banc d’Arguin includes bird census, Ramadan activities, meetings with our other regional partners at PRCM, and other stories besides. Download the PDF, in French.

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Optics for Africa delivery at PRCM Forum

By Connor Walsh / 8th May 2024

Wetlands International Afrique has taken delivery donated optics for bird counts and visitor engagement. Attending the PRCM Forum in Guinea Bissau, Chris Rostron stuffed his suitcase with binoculars, a tripod, and bird ID flyers. On the fringes of the Forum, he distributed the optics to fellow participants, who will further share them among their colleagues…

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Migratory bird films

By Connor Walsh / 30th April 2024

Roelof Heringa shares some of the public engagement work being done around the work via films.

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Open meetings of MBP on Zoom this year

By Connor Walsh / 24th April 2024

Capacity development 2024 – 2030 15 May 2024 08.00 – 10.00 UTC A two-hour meeting dedicated to understanding how we should build or share capacity. Identifying the needs and supplies of resources in the network, and how we can share them, online or in-person. Register in advance for the Zoom call. The questions we will look…

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MBP core group

By Connor Walsh / 24th April 2024

Workshop report: International Women’s Day workshop We held an online workshop on International Women’s Day. This is an output from the 2022 capacity building meeting in Saloum where participants asked: how do we empower young women when they go out to educate and inform their communities? Alex Hughes and Khouloud Belhadj facilitated, and 33 people…

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NCF – NIGERIA – World Wetlands Day 2024

By Connor Walsh / 24th April 2024

Introduction: Wetlands are dynamic aquatic ecosystems found all over the world. It’s an area of land that is saturated with water either permanently or seasonally. It can be freshwater, brackish, or saline. World Wetlands Day (WWD) helps create awareness about the beneficial impact of wetlands on Mother Nature. WWD is commemorated every year on February…

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Maison du Lac de Grand-Lieu – France

By Connor Walsh / 23rd April 2024

World Wetlands Day This year we opened the centre to the general public at the beginning of February to celebrate World Wetlands Day. On the weekend of 3 and 4 February, visits to Lake Grand- Lieu Centre were free and we welcomed 628 visitors. As we do every year, we coordinated activities to raise awareness…

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Wadden Sea WWF – Germany

By Connor Walsh / 23rd April 2024

The East Atlantic Flyway of Coastal BirdsLess than a year after the East Atlantic Flyway Week in April 2023 an exciting book about 50 years of research and conservation successes along this migration route was published.More details about this book published in German and English.

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