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Mai Po visit to WWT Slimbridge, UK

A team of colleagues from Hong Kong’s Mai Po wetland centre visited the UK in September, and included trips to WWT’s Slimbridge and London wetland centres. They have funding to revamp their site, updating the centre facilities and visitor information and interpretation. They were particular interested in

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International Mangrove Action Day

Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA) has been observing Mangrove Action Day each year since 2009 in Odisha, India.  They have produced their normal annual report outlining the great work they are doing, click here for more.  We are all very happy that UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific

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World Turtle Day 2016

On the occasion of World Turtle Day 2016, Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA) organised programmes in different places of Odisha State, India, on the 23rd of May. Aiming to spread the awareness on protection of turtles on this awesome day, APOWA worked with a range

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WLI Asia MoU with Ramsar Regional Centre

Delegates at Suncheon signing ceremony

The Ramsar Regional Centre East Asia (RRC-EA) and WLI Global met in South Korea in early March 2016 to agree the role of the RRC-EA as WLI Asia Regional Coordinator.  The RRC-EA has also recently moved to a new office in Suncheon City, South Korea, and celebrated the new

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5th WLI Asia Conference – Reminder!

The 5th WLI Asia conference will be held at the Muruay Garden Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand from the 24th to the 28th of August.  The Conference offers an opportunity to share best practice, meet fellow wetland centre colleagues, learn about new resources and materials, and shape the WLI

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Hong Kong – Taiwan Exchange Visit

The mud house at K2 nature centre

WWF Hong Kong staff visit Guandu, Taiwan In late 2014, staff from Hong Kong’s Education Department took part in an exchange visit to Taiwan, where amongst other activities they attended the Taipei International Birdwatching Fair held in Guandu Nature Park. It was not just a fair, it

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Call for Participation at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Youth Environmental Forum

Call for Participation at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Youth Environmental Forum Organized by the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education and the Marine Environmental Education Center, the 2014 Asia-Pacific Youth Environmental Forum will be held in the Republic of Korea from July 28th to August 1st, 2014. The 2014

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Tongli Wetland Centre, China

Tongli wetland park, 80km west of Shanghai, has recently been designated as a national park, and has big plans to become one of China’s growing number of National Wetland Parks.  The site sits between two large lakes, and currently consists of fish ponds, market gardens, a forested

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Statement on Avian Influenza and Wildbirds

Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds statement Following a number of outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in duck and chicken farms in the Republic of Korea in January, 2014, information has been produced by the UN Co-convened Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza

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Chong Ming Dong Tan visit

In late November the head of WLI visited Chong Ming Dong Tan wetland park, to see their existing wetland centre and discuss plans for the development of a future wetland centre on the site.  The reserve is well known for an incredible migratory bird phenomenon every spring,

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