WLI Americas

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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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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DANAPURE World Environment Day

By Chris Rostron / 19th August 2020

To celebrate WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, we wanted to pay tribute to our DANAPURE Wetland, Colombia, as a place that has become a special reference of what the environment that surrounds us really is. Our Wetland has become a beautiful lesson in renewal and rebirth that surprises us every day by becoming a place of life…

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Danapure wetland: celebration of World Biodiversity Day

By Chris Rostron / 10th March 2020

The celebration of World Biodiversity Day had some special moments.  Danapure wetland carried out an inventory of plants that protect wetland waters. A very special celebration was held at the DANAPURE Wetland, where students made an inventory of a plant species, which, besides being ornamental, has a special function and consists of protecting and conserving…

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Children prepare for a video conference

World Migratory Bird Day 2020

By Connor Walsh / 13th February 2020

Birds connect our world! And every year, we connect school children in video conferences and visits to their wetland centres. In May and October 2020, school children around the world will have the chance to visit their local wetland centre and then tell other children all about it by video conference! The questions we will…

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DANAPURE celebrates World Wetlands Day in Colombia

By Adil Boulahia / 12th February 2020

To celebrate this important day at DANAPURE, our students took a field trip to get to know the large wetlands located in the Dosquebradas municipality. After having made a tour of the site, they had the opportunity to take part in a conversation about the history of the place, and the importance of all the…

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Birds and Schools 2019 review

By Connor Walsh / 11th July 2019

On the East Atlantic Flyway, our initiative Migratory Birds for People connected two groups of schools, one in English and one in French; WLI Americas connected schools in English from Canada to Colombia. Children in Luxembourg, France, and Senegal visited their centres at Biodiversum Remerschen, La Maison du Lac de Grand Lieu, Saloum and Kallisaye…

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From Valdivia to WWT Slimbridge, UK

By Chris Rostron / 25th July 2018

Montserrat Lara Sutulov works in Valdivia, Chile, promoting urban wetlands amongst local communities and raising awareness of their importance with partners and local authorities, and her organisation is a WLI member.  She is in the UK to attend the Global Environment Summer Academy, but took some time to visit us at WWT Slimbridge and meet…

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video conference call between pupils

Birds and Schools 2018

By Chris Rostron / 6th February 2018

To celebrate World Migratory Birds Day 2018, we are planning to run a group activity connecting wetland sites and local schools along the flyways, with a video conference call between them to share experiences of their visits.  We did this last year in the MBP network (WLI East Atlantic) and you can see the results…

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