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Monitoring of Mediterranean wetland services for recreation and education

Open water,a row of boats, blue sky

Story originally published on the MedWet website. Local populations in the Mediterranean region depend on wetlands in different aspects of their daily lives. The natural beauty of these ecosystems makes wetlands ideal locations for recreational and educational activities. Most of those recreational activities are organized in or

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WLI in China!

Chris Rostron, Head of WLI, is now in China for a month, working on an exchange project with the Mangrove Conservation Foundation, based in Shenzhen.  We will work together to look at good practice in visitor management and wetland centre design and delivery, including visits to Hainan and

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Urdaibai migrant project, Basque Country

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

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3rd Adriatic Flyway Conference

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

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MBP Annual Meeting 2017, Luxembourg

The Migratory Birds for People (MBP) Annual Meeting took place this year from the 8th to the 11th October, at the newly-built and very impressive Biodiversum Remerschen in Luxembourg.  This year brought together 22 partners from as far North as St Petersburg, Russia, to as far south

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MBP Annual Meeting, Luxembourg, 8th to the 11th October 2017

The Migratory Birds for People network (part of WLI) is holding this year’s annual meeting in Luxembourg, kindly hosted by Biodiversum Remerschen.  The event is free to MBP / WLI members, and will include: Sharing of good practice amongst partners from across Europe and Africa, including the

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Spoonbills ringed on Terschelling, the Netherlands

The summer has begun and so the Waddensee is populated with birds. On Terschelling that is quite noticeable. Many migratory birds have settled to feed and rest. As has the spoonbill!  For the island it is a special and striking bird. In the early spring we wait

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Vacaresti Nature Park’s Royal visitor

By an exceptional chance, the first visitor to the Vacaresti Nature Park as a new WLI member was His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.  This event (30/03/17) was possible due to His Royal Highness’ special interest in nature and thanks to great support for our project

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WLI at Lowland Lakes Forum

Chris Rostron with Bouaye School

The WLI Manager attended the Lowland Lakes Forum, a network of managers of lakes in lowland areas, from the 7th to the 10th of February.  The meeting was hosted by the Maison du Lac de Grand Lieu, an active WLI member, and wetland education centre by France’s

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Flight of the Swans returns

Sacha con el trípode; fotografía: Hans Joachim

The Flight of the Swans (FotS for short) has been an epic expedition, with Sacha Dench flying by paramotor the length of the Bewick’s swan flyway, through 10 countries over 10 weeks.  Sacha and the team held events with local groups and supported scientific and research meetings too.  She met

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