Initiatives

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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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WLI small grant scheme now open

By Connor Walsh / 19th April 2023

We have launched WLI’s first Small Grants scheme! Modelled on the WLI Asia Fund, we hope to bring comparable success to other regions within WLI as well. The grants will be for up to about £2,000 pounds sterling. We hope you can, for example, complete a CEPA activity, develop an exhibit, or engage in twinning…

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New song: Conserve the Wetlands

By Connor Walsh / 30th March 2023

Environmentalist and musician Shubert Mwarabu has shared his 2023 song about wetland restoration. Listen on Facebook. Shubert is looking for sponsorship to produce a full music video for the song. As well as with music, Shubert has engaged people through interviews and video Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in Tanzania, for World Wildlife Day. The PSAs…

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WLI at the African-Eurasian Waterbird Technical Committee Meeting

By Connor Walsh / 17th March 2023

WWT is a member of AEWA’s technical committee, the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement, which is how Chris Rostron, head of WLI global, just spent three days on the 27th floor of the UN building in Bonn, Germany. The Technical Committee advises the agreement on the specifics of waterbird populations, and how governments and NGOs can…

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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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Wetland DANAPURE Colombia celebrates Star Award

By Connor Walsh / 24th February 2023

Wetland DANAPURE Colombia writes:We would like to thank you for having granted us the recognition as a Star wetland. Our commitment is growing and we hope to live up to it with our work. We share with you special moments of our celebration, in the company of the children of the UKUMARI Biopark. The students…

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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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News from the MBP Core Group (Connor Walsh)

By Connor Walsh / 13th February 2023

Back to MBP homepage Work plan for 2023 and your input Late last year we prepared our workplan for 2022/23. We developed this at the Annual Meeting in Saloum, and in a follow-up online meeting. We invite you to look through it, and engage with the network on any of the topics where you can…

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EVOA – Portugal (Sandra Paiva)

By Connor Walsh / 13th February 2023

Back to MBP homepage MBP Annual Meeting – 2 – 5th October at EVOA (Portugal) Reserve the Date! The Tagus Estuary Natural Reserve has a lot to offer to our migratory water birds, especially during migratory passages. Let’s witness that phenomenon with 200,000 birds passing through this stopover, while we meet, share and prepare our…

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