WLI Russia

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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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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WLI Update, June 2016

By Chris Rostron / 2nd June 2016

WLI Update June 2016 New Partners New partners this month include two Russian wetland centres, the Nenetsky State Natural Reserve, and the Imeretinskaya Natural Ornithological Park. WLI internship programme We are still working to promote the WLI Internship Programme, open to suitable graduates / early career professionals who could lend support to the WLI programme,…

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World Wetlands Day 2016

By Chris Rostron / 23rd September 2015

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd of February, and the theme of Wetlands for our Future is being promoted over the next few years – this year it will look at Sustainable Livelihoods, exploring how people can work in and around wetlands in a positive way.  It also links to the…

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WLI Update March 2015

By Chris Rostron / 30th March 2015

WLI Update March 2015 New Partners Welcome to US partners from Driftless Area Wetlands Center and John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, both part of our US-Russia exchange programme. Migratory Birds for People meeting Our recent meeting at Oostvaardersplassen was a great success: a group of ten of us worked on identifying short and long term…

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WLI Update February 2015

By Chris Rostron / 23rd February 2015

WLI Update February 2015 New Partners Welcome to our new partners from: Chile, Agrupación Defensa y Conservación Maule Mataquito World Wetlands Day 2015, 2nd February 2015 Thanks to those of you that sent stories on World Wetlands Day 2015, on the theme wetlands are our future. There have been a lot of reports from centres…

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Smolensk ‘Keepers of Wetlands – 2015’ event

By Chris Rostron / 14th January 2015

In the national park “Smolensk Lakeland” winter ecological school “Keepers of wetland-2015” was held. From 4 to 9 December in the national park “Smolensk Lakeland” the ecological school “Keepers of wetland-2015” was held, organized in the framework of international projects for the conservation of trans-boundary wetland areas in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, in accordance with CEPA…

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WLI update January 2015

By Chris Rostron / 6th January 2015

WLI Update January 2015 New Partners Welcome to new partners from: France, Maison du Lac de Grand-Lieu; Argentina, Jaaukanigas; Pakistan, Taunsa Information Centre; and Morocco, SPANA Maroc. World Wetlands Day 2015, 2nd February 2015 This year’s theme for World Wetlands Day is ‘Wetlands for our future’ and you can find resources for teachers, local events,…

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WLI News August 2014

By Chris Rostron / 21st August 2014

New Partners California Waterfowl Association, US; Holmen Wetland Centre, Norway. MBP Annual Meet 2014 (Europe) There is still time to register for the Migratory Birds for People (MBP) annual meeting, this year hosted by our colleagues at the Camargue in the south of France.  We will be focussing on practical next steps for this East…

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Volunteers for Birds and People

By Chris Rostron / 25th June 2014

Volunteering Opportunity for Birds and People, Russia NGO ‘Birds& People’ is inviting volunteers to participate in ecological school ‘Wetland keepers’ which will be held on 1-7 August 2014, in the village Bentsy of Zapadnodvinskiy district of Tverkaya oblast, Russia.  The aims of the school are to train students and teachers for participation in the program “Wetland Keepers”…

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