Migratory Birds for People

How do we strengthen you in the East Atlantic Flyway?

By Connor Walsh / 18th April 2024

The East Atlantic Flyway network, MBP, will hold an online meeting on 15 May, dedicated to one topic: how do we build or share capacity across the network. The capacity-building workshop and training in Saloum, 2022 was a step forward for members in Atlantic Africa. How do we continue that progress, reinforce the learnings, and…

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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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MBP Annual Meeting at EVOA 2023!

By Connor Walsh / 27th November 2023

EVOA and Companhia das Lezírias hosted the meeting superbly at the start of October.   As in other Europe-based meetings, participants struggled to get visas, however two African members were present: Bose Kosemani of Lekki Conservation Centre in Nigeria, and Emmanuel Taye of the University of Accra.   We took part in a hide assessment…

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Awearness Campaign on the Conservation of the Luongo Wetland Site

By Ebuzome Chukwuike / 3rd August 2023

Awearness Campaign on the Conservation of the Luongo Wetland Site In a dedicated effort to preserve the precious ecosystem of the Luongo Wetland Site, the ADAMA volunteer team embarked on a transformative awareness campaign. This initiative was designed to educate and engage the riverside communities situated along the breathtaking landscape of the Luongo Wetland Site,…

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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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MBP Annual Meeting ’23 – Programme & last minute registration

By Connor Walsh / 20th June 2023

October first to fifth 2023, the East Atlantic Flyway network of wetland educators and visitor centres will meet. EVOA in the Tagus Estuary in Portugal is generously hosting the annual meeting for Migratory Birds for People (MBP). Download the latest programme. As of late August, there is still capacity for some self-funded participants, so if…

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Staff twinning in the East Atlantic Flyway

By Connor Walsh / 8th June 2023

Wetland centre staff love exchange programmes, so we are working to bring one to the East Atlantic Flyway. The Migratory Birds for People network suggested such a scheme at the Annual Meeting in Saloum, Senegal, last year. Thanks to EVOA, there are at least two spaces for twinning around the 2023 Annual Meeting; there have…

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Birds and Schools for World Migratory Bird Day 2023

By Chris Rostron / 15th May 2023

The WLI team worked with partners to host webinars between schools and wetland centres in two flyways in May 2023. To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, we again activated our Connecting Birds and Schools programme. Ibrahim Hama led a call in French with Biodiversum Remerschen and two schools in Senegal. Connor Walsh connected WWT Castle…

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Flight of the Osprey podcast

By Awa Joof / 10th March 2023

The expedition met many people in the flyway, and created podcasts along the way. One includes an interview with Awa Joof, who prepares this webpage! You can listen to the podcast via YouTube.

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MBP survey: exchanges & communicating science

By Connor Walsh / 21st February 2023

Calling all members of Migratory Birds for People! Please help us plan two of our activities for 2023: how to communicate science at wetland visitor centres creating exchanges or twinning between MBP members These two initiatives emerged from multiple sources at out 2022 Annual Meeting. Now we want to clarify what you need and how…

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