Europe regional initiatives

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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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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Sounding Wild Exploration in Urdaibai

By Connor Walsh / 27th June 2022

The Sounding Wild Exploration (SWE) team has had a great start to their expedition, with a stay at the Bird Center in Urdaibai, in the Basque Country. The team of Axel and Ario Drioli liaised closely with Rowan Hardman of the Bird Centre. Together they figured out when and where to record sounds and take…

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2022 East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum with fundraising focus

By Connor Walsh / 30th April 2022

The EAFYF 2022 will be all about fundraising. On July 9 and 10, young people (aged 18 – 30) from the East Atlantic Flyway will be able to learn from Maaike Manten in a compressed online course on grant writing in conservation, and hear inspiring stories from fellow youth who have made their conservation plans…

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POSTPONED: WWT International Engagement Internship

By Connor Walsh / 2nd February 2020

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC We have postponed this internship until later in 2020. Thank you for your interest, and we hope you can apply later in the year. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook or subscribe to our emails to find out when the internship is available again. The WLI internship is getting a new name in 2020! The role…

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Students start measuring climate change at wetland centres

By Samaneh Azizi / 26th March 2019

Our Erasmus+ project Biowet has brought young people together and started gathering data! Pupils from Dokka High School in Norway went to the UK to meet long-term volunteers from EVOA in Portugal. The host for this visit was WWT’s wetland centre at Martin Mere, and the young placement students based there took a leadership role…

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Hong Kong Wetland Park celebrates World Wetlands Day 2019

By Samaneh Azizi / 18th February 2019

To echo with the theme“Wetlands and Climate Change”, Hong Kong Wetland Park (HKWP) organised a series of fun-filled activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2019. The activities included the winter signature event Bird Watching Festival, art workshops, bird watching guided tours, bird race and “Flying Foodies” thematic exhibition. The Bird Watching Festival 2018/19 introduced…

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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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Young researchers of nature in the Smolensk Lakeland

By Dmitri Belyaev / 7th January 2016

During the New Year holidays, the environmental school “Life of the Winter Forest” was organized in the ecological center “Baklanovo” of the Smolensk Poozerye National Park. In addition to the national park, in the conduct of classes, traditionally for such events, the non-profit partnership “Birds and People” participated. Despite the cold weather, children from Moscow,…

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Osprey flyway project, Urdaibai, Basque Country

By Dmitri Belyaev / 7th December 2015

The “Ospreys flyways linking communities” environmental education project has been organised in Urdaibai Bird Center for the second year in succession in collaboration with the Basque Government and the Provincial Administration of Bizkaia. This environmental education project about Ospreys allows students from different parts of the Basque Country and other countries share an educational experience…

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