Europe regional initiatives

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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Connecting Schools and Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway

By Chris Rostron / 3rd February 2017

Connecting Schools and Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway  Background: World Migratory Birds Day (WMBD) takes place every year in early May, to highlight the importance of supporting migration along flyways across the world. It is coordinated by AEWA, the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (see links below). This year the date for WMBD is the 10th of May…

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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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Cross-border wetlands conservation in the Polesie region of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine

By Chris Rostron / 14th December 2012

The border region of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine hosts one of Europe’s largest floodplain areas: the Polesie which covers more than 65,000 sqkm. The region is of immense value which makes is a cornerstone of a European network of conservation important areas. Almost all key larger mammals which are typical for undisturbed ecosystems can be found in the project…

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