Initiatives

Reopening of the Lake Grand-Lieu Centre!

By Connor Walsh / 28th July 2023

Back to MBP homepage The Lake Grand-Lieu Centre reopened its doors to the public on Saturday 27 May 2023, after a 5-month period of works and closure!  Visitors were able to discover the new exhibitions in the visitor centre and the Pavilion, and they took advantage of the 17th National Nature Festival to participate to…

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Sounding Wild – Virtual Wadden Sea Experience

By Connor Walsh / 28th July 2023

For three days in June/July the Wadden Sea Visitor Centre Nationalpark-Haus Husum hosted the “Sounding Wild Immersive Experience” presented by Axel and Ario Drioli. More than 100 visitors took a dive and immersed into the Virtual Reality impressions, videos, pictures and wildlife sounds previously recorded in the Wadden Sea. The Sounding Wild Immersive Experience is…

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From polder to pole, the extraordinary journey of the barnacle goose

By Connor Walsh / 28th July 2023

The picture of winter in Oostvaardersplassen is dominated by some 40,000 barnacle geese. The black and white geese are quite striking on the green grasslands, and their plumage hints at a very different landscape. Having eaten their fill, they will soon leave for the rocky cliffs of Nova Zembla and the Russian tundra. Why do…

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Giving our visitors an ever improved experience at Urdaibai Bird Center

By Connor Walsh / 28th July 2023

We have some great new additions to the exhibition at the Urdaibai Bird Center. The Sounds of the Seasons is a sensory experience of the marsh which enhances access for people. Even if you are visiting Urdaibai Bird Center in spring or summer you can now experience the sounds of  winter in our new audiosphere.…

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Project Godwit bird spotted in Senegal and Spain

By Connor Walsh / 28th July 2023

Our annual meeting 2019 included a presentation about Project Godwit, a head-starting programme in eastern England, which included local CEPA. One of the godwits hatched there in 2018, has been spotted in Spain and Senegal. The first sighting outside where it was hatched was Isla Mayor, Veta la Palma, Spain in May 2022, and in…

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Vacancy: European Goose Management Platform Coordinator

By Connor Walsh / 28th July 2023

You or your team may be interested in this job, announced by the Africa Eurasia migratory Waterbird Agreement (AWEA). Their European Goose Management Platform is recruiting a Coordinator. Apply before 31 August 2023 on this link.  

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News from the core group

By Connor Walsh / 28th July 2023

World Migratory Bird Day: Francophone Ibrahim Hama was as ever a powerhouse for MBP Africa, arranging and hosting a French-language video conference for young people around World Migratory Bird Day. The challenges of public protest limited which schools could participate in Senegal, but he maintains good relations with the schools there for ongoing projects. Ecole…

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Annual meeting – register soon!

By Connor Walsh / 28th July 2023

Our Annual Meeting will be held in EVOA, Portugal. The deadline to register is extended! Read the programme and register here. Here we summarise the programme as it stood at the start of July.

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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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