WLI Americas

Garden for the attraction and conservation of pollinators

By Connor Walsh / 9th February 2024

Thank you to the pupils and teachers of Liceo Taller San Miguel, who share their different World Wetlands Day 2024 activities. We celebrate the World Wetlands Day by building a garden in favor of the attraction and conservation of pollinators, among which we can find the Monarch butterfly, a species that in our zone is…

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Empowering Communities in Santa Cecilia

By Khouloud Belhadj / 5th January 2024

The workshop in Santa Cecilia, Colombia, brought students from Liceo Taller San Miguel together with kids from Afro-Colombian communities. Led by Luz Stella Tisnes Ocampo, the participants expanded their activities beyond the Danapure wetland, engaging with various communities to exchange knowledge and experiences.     The journey to Santa Cecilia was more than just a…

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Pollinator habitat in Danapure

By Connor Walsh / 1st December 2023

DANAPURE wetland (Colombia). Adaptation of space as a new habitat projecwi6h native plants to attract and conserve pollinators, which allow the propagation of plants and the production of fruits though the pollen they carry. For the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexipus) and the Asclepia curassavica , a wild species in danger of extinction and the only…

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National bird day at DANAPURE

By Connor Walsh / 27th October 2023

In the natural scenery offered the DANAPURE Wetland and its trails that we are about to inaugurate, our students by FLYPER environmentalists who work on the identification of species by analyzing their songs, conducted a day of research to begin the construction of an inventory of possible species that have the wetland as a permanent…

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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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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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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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Molly Gaskin with a duck

Profile: Molly Gaskin

By Connor Walsh / 26th March 2021

In 1987, Molly Gaskin was awarded the Hummingbird Gold Medal for her commitment to environmental education in Trinidad and Tobago. Together with Karilyn Shephard – the Vice-President of the Wildfowl Trust – Gaskin pioneered the hands-on programmes for schools that focussed on educating persons of all ages about local wetland habitats and medicinal plants. Photo…

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DANAPURE World Wetlands Day 2021, Colombia

By Chris Rostron / 19th February 2021

Every drop that springs from the wetland serves to renew our commitment to the planet. The students were not present at our celebration, but they contributed ideas from home to identify the place, which shows in a natural way the importance of insects such as ants and butterflies in the conservation of wetland ecosystems. We…

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Group of women with WLI cert

UKUMARI biopark, new WLI member

By Chris Rostron / 14th January 2021

“UKUMARI Park was created 5 years ago as a Biopark whose mission is the conservation of biodiversity, with clear objectives of environmental education, research, conservation, animal welfare and sustainability. It covers an area of 44.5 hectares, in a tropical dry forest zone to promote natural tourism and encourage a positive impact on the issue of…

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