WLI Africa

Women in Conservation Workshop – Celebrating International Women’s Day

By Khouloud Belhadj / 15th February 2024

     Join us on March 8th, 2024, for an empowering event dedicated to women in the field of conservation. To celebrate with International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to host the first Women in Conservation Workshop, an integral part of MBP. It is a unique gathering that shines a spotlight on the pivotal contributions…

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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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What WLI did in 2022

By Connor Walsh / 1st January 2023

A summary of WLI staff and volunteers’ activities in 2022. Download PDF of Annual Review 2022 Star Wetland Centre Awards Early in 2022, 50 wetland visitor centres applied for the WLI Star Wetland Centre Awards, and in November we awarded 23 Stars. A panel of judges who had designed the awards also discussed the applications,…

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WWT becomes CEPA expert to AEWA

By Chris Rostron / 10th October 2022

At the African Eurasian Water Agreement eighth meeting of the parties (AEWA MOP8) in Budapest 27-30 October, it was agreed that WWT’s Chris Rostron (second from left, above) would become the new CEPA expert to the Technical Committee, providing advice and support to develop this area of work. This will build on what we are…

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Work with WLI!

By Connor Walsh / 15th July 2022

UPDATE: Applications are now closed for this post. You will likely meet the Assistant through WLI soon.  The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is hiring a new member of the WLI team. The International CEPA Assistant is a part-time role that will supersede the former WLI Internship. The Assistant role will be for up to…

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Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with francophone students!

By Connor Walsh / 24th March 2022

This year, students from France (Olympe de Gouges College), will meet friends from Luxembourg (Ecole Centrale Remerschen). They’ve already prepared some informations about their schools, their habits, the way the manage to protect the environment. On Friday, the 6th of May 2022, they will meet, by a video conference, at 2 PM. Some students from …

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Connecting Birds and Schools in 2022

By Connor Walsh / 14th February 2022

Do you know a school that would like to join a live video link-up for World Migratory Bird Day? In 2022 we want to run our unique video conferences in May and October. See previous examples We are partnering with Environment for the Americas, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, and Migratory Birds for People, to…

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Ramsar poster on easel

30 Ideas: Educational signage

By Connor Walsh / 21st April 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Educational signage Description: At Lekki Conservation Centre, charts about different emerging environmental issues are printed as stickers and pasted on a wooden stand around the hall of the welcome center. This is a form of awareness creation to visitors to the park while waiting to access the reserve. Learning and…

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Finima Nature Park’s World Wetlands Day 2020

By Connor Walsh / 26th February 2020

Finima Nature Park joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Wetlands Day 2020 through three days of events. Day One The event kicked off on the 29th of January, 2020 with a discussion session led by Miss Grace Alawa, a lecturer from the Department of Zoology, River State University of Science and Technology. Different stakeholders…

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