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Informatiecentrum Uitkerkse Polder

By Samaneh Azizi / 11th March 2019

Something is breeding in the Uitkerkse Polder! Young nature lovers be prepared! Even this spring, the visitor centre Uitkerkse Polder offers pure fun, with brand new spaces to play in nature. Discover the “Kievit” (=Lapwing) nature play area and the “Kievitspad” nature experience trail. The play area has the shape of a flying lapwing from…

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Netherlands: Buitencentrum “Oostvaardersplassen”

By Samaneh Azizi / 11th March 2019

National Park New Land is a fact!  Since 1 October 2018, the Netherlands has gained a new National Park. The Minister has granted “Nieuw Land” the status of National Park. National Park “Nieuw Land” consists of the Oostvaardersplassen, Lepelaarplassen, Marker Wadden and the Markermeer. The areas together form the youngest National Park in the Netherlands…

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Netherlands: Terschelling

By Samaneh Azizi / 4th March 2019

Participation is valuable, but participation evenings are rarely inspiring.On the island of Terschelling, they did things differently: with covered wagon excursions, workshops and a symposium. The “Boschplaat”, the unique island salt marsh on the eastern tip of Terschelling, has lost its natural dynamics and is becoming rougher. It has long been known that something has…

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Netherlands: Terschelling

By Samaneh Azizi / 20th February 2019

Beach clean up On the island it can be pretty stormy, especially in the winter. Strong winds, high water and spring tides can make a day on the beach very spectacular. Every winter there is a change that lost cargo washes up on the beach. Many islanders are therefore ready in the winter when there…

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Germany: Nationalpark-Haus Husum

By Samaneh Azizi / 11th February 2019

Nationalpark-Haus Husum, at the World Heritage Site Wadden Sea After 15 years of visitor information at one of the gateways to the Wadden Sea National Park and World Heritage Site the exhibition of the Nationalpark-Haus Husum is currently being completely renewed. The core focus of the visitor centre will remain on providing a comprehensive information…

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Norway: Fetsund Lenser, Nordre Øyeren wetland centre

By Samaneh Azizi / 8th February 2019

We called the day ‘Winter in the wetlands’, because there is not much to see when everything is covered in snow. Off course we announced that this was the international World Wetland Day. We had activities that focused on how the animals survive in wintertime in the wetland areas – and camouflage, winter tolerance and…

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Panel discussion

World Wetlands Day in France

By Connor Walsh / 4th February 2019

World Wetlands Day is officially launched in France at a national event, held at a different wetland site each year to begin the celebrations. This year the WLI/MBP colleagues at the Lac du Grand Lieu hosted the event, with 125 guests taking part, including Ramsar Association France, the CEPA focal point for France, local politicians…

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oval building shape museum

MBP Annual Meeting, Luxembourg, 8th to the 11th October 2017

By Chris Rostron / 16th August 2017

The Migratory Birds for People network (part of WLI) is holding this year’s annual meeting in Luxembourg, kindly hosted by Biodiversum Remerschen.  The event is free to MBP / WLI members, and will include: Sharing of good practice amongst partners from across Europe and Africa, including the Waddensee Secretariat Detailed visit to the newly built…

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Denmark: Amager, Copenhagen

By Samaneh Azizi / 20th December 2015

New islands for breeding birds at Kalvebod Fælled One of the major problems with small breeding populations of ground-nesting birds is predation of predators and birds of prey. In several explored stocks of meadow birds, predation was so intensive that it – at least in periods – must have prevented the meadow birds from reproducing…

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Germany : Nationalpark – Haus Husum

By Samaneh Azizi / 20th June 2012

New IWSS (International Wadden Sea School) resource: English “timetable” poster with arrival & departure data of coastal birds in the Wadden Sea For migratory birds, the Wadden Sea – UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009 – is among the most important “stations” along the East Atlantic Flyway. The “timetable” poster presents the “traffic” of coastal…

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