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WWD 2021 at Biodiversum, Luxembourg

By Connor Walsh / 24th February 2021

To celebrate the Ramsar Conventions’ 50th  anniversary, BirdLife Luxembourg and Biodiversum Nature Centre were invited by RTL Radio to speak about the Ramsar Convention, wetlands and their conservation in Luxembourg and worldwide. World Wetlands Day was the ideal time. Visits to wetlands were postponed due to current health restrictions, so these interviews were a great…

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Official banner for World Migratory Bird Day 2020 in French

Maison du lac de Grand Lieu: Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day for May 2020

By Chris Rostron / 13th May 2020

World Migratory Bird Day, or WMBD for those in the know, is an awareness-raising event held twice a year on the second Saturdays in May and October. In 2020, it will be held on Saturdays 9 May and 10 October. Objective: through these two annual events, to raise awareness about the protection of migratory birds and…

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Participation of our intern Adil Boulahia in a new initiative: the Flight Of The Osprey !

By Adil Boulahia / 19th September 2019

WLI supports the flight of Osprey   Wetland Link International is proud to support and collaborate with the incredible Sacha Dench, the first woman to cross the Channel by Paramotor. We are delighted to be part of the Conservation without Borders advisory team. Sacha has confirmed her bold new project to follow the osprey migration route next fall…

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BioWet project success!

By Chris Rostron / 7th August 2018

BioWet – supporting young people to report on the impact of climate change on wetlands A partnership of five organisations from Norway, the UK, Portugal, and the Basque Country (Spain) has received funding from the EU Erasmus programme to develop a web-based tool that allows young people visiting wetland education centres to report their findings…

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Migratory Birds on the Island Terschelling

By Anna Lucey / 12th June 2018

In an area of the ‘Wadden sea’ (in the North of the Netherlands) live many different bird species. For example, on the Island Terschelling you can not only discover geese and plovers, but also the spoonbill, the red-tailed godwit and the red knot. When the summer days are over, these birds follow the East Atlantic migration…

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Urdaibai migrant project, Basque Country

By Chris Rostron / 22nd May 2018

A group of Senegalese refugees visited the UBC with the organisation Ongi Etorri Errefuxiatuak, Busturialdea.  Amongst many things, they wanted to explore the way in which this Center and their country are connected by birds. What relationship do birds from Basque Country have with Senegal? Well, many of them spend the spring and summer here…

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Russian Visit to WWT Slimbridge

By Chris Rostron / 4th April 2018

Baltic Fund for Nature Colleagues Visit WWT Slimbridge, UK Eugene and Yulia from BFN visited us at Slimbridge today to discuss opportunities for joint work in Russia, and their progress on the WLI Russia network.  They are working on three interpretation sites in the Leningrad region, around the Gulf of Finland.  They are keen to…

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3rd Adriatic Flyway Conference

By Chris Rostron / 15th January 2018

Towards a functioning system of stop-over and wintering sites along the Adriatic Flyway If you are interested in migratory birds in the Adriatic flyway, this conference is taking place in March this year. Deadline for registration and submissions is the 31st of January.  Please contact the organizers directly if you are interested at af3@pticesrbije.rs or check out their…

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Visit WWT London Wetlands Centre

By Chris Rostron / 14th December 2017

During first week of December I had the opportunity to visit the WWT London Wetlands Centre, which is located close to the River Thames in Barnes, in West London. This place is a constructed wetland as part of a private-public partnership where WWT plays a central role as a specialist in wetland e cology, so…

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What WLI did in 2017

By Anna Lucey / 7th February 2017

  Migratory Birds Day, May 2017 schools and birds project. We facilitated 6 schools and wetland centres to take part, with a final skype conference call between three of the schools.   WLI internship: Our intern, Patricio Guerrero from Chile, started in June, replacing our previous intern Abdallah Khazene. Chilean exchange partners came to work…

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