WLI Europe

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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WWT unveils blue recovery vision with World Wetlands Day mural

By Connor Walsh / 2nd February 2023

A spectacular 3D mural showcasing the vital importance of wetlands has been unveiled in Bristol today to celebrate World Wetlands Day, held on 2 February every year. Commissioned by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), the mural highlights this year’s World Wetland Day theme of wetland restoration.   It shows a degraded wetland transforming into…

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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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AEWA CEPA group

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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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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Wetland in the ice

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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students looking through microscope

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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