Asia regional news

Deadline extended for 1st WLI Asia-Oceania Conference

By Connor Walsh / 4th April 2024

Registration is now open for the first WLI Asia-Oceania Conference, to be hosted at Diyasaru Park. Please submit your registration by Friday 12 April, via Google Forms.  Kindly note that partial airfare sponsorship will be provided for one delegate per member center. Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact the organisers.

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What WLI did in 2023

By Connor Walsh / 24th January 2024

A summary of WLI staff and volunteers’ activities in 2023 Download PDF of Annual Review 2023 Small Grants launch and awards In 2023, WLI launched its first global grant scheme for members of the network. International law firm Eversheds Sutherland funded the scheme. The WLI core team assessed seventeen applications, and six WLI members were…

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First WLI Asia-Oceania Conference announced!

By Connor Walsh / 22nd January 2024

Diyasaru Park will host the first ever WLI Asia-Oceania Conference! From 17 to 21 June, the Park and RRC-East Asia will: Facilitate interaction among members through information and experience-sharing sessions, and Explore opportunities for future collaboration among the members. Registration will open in February 2024. For more information and contact details, see this PDF document.

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Interpretation conversations in China

By Connor Walsh / 12th December 2023

The Project Manager for International Engagement at WWT, Alex Hughes, writes this summary of her recent visit to multiple wetlands, visitor centres, and wetland communicators in China.  In November, I had the fantastic opportunity to spend nearly two weeks in China hosted by our partners at MCF (Mangrove Foundation). I connected with WLI members and…

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8th WLI Asia Conference Report

By Connor Walsh / 14th October 2022

You can now read the report of the 8th WLI Asia Conference. The in-person part was held in the Philippines in July. It facilitated interaction among members through discussion of specific themes on wetland centre operation and management. The Conference was also an opportunity to launch the expansion of the network to become WLI Asia-Oceania.…

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Connecting Birds and Schools in Asia-Australasia!

By Connor Walsh / 9th September 2022

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is bringing our Connecting Birds and Schools video conferences to their region! We are delighted to be working with their dynamic team to bring our flagship activity to a whole new audience. If you are in that flyway, have a look at their website for a poster and information…

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WLI Asia-Oceania announced!

By Connor Walsh / 27th July 2022

At the 8th WLI Asia Conference this week, the network formally joined with WLI members in the Pacific region to create WLI Asia-Oceania. Led by the team at the Ramsar Regional Centre – East Asia (RRC-EA), WLI Asia is one of the most active regional networks within WLI. Joining forces with them not only reinvigorates…

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EAAFP and WLI meet at Slimbridge

By Connor Walsh / 19th July 2022

The WLI team met the Communications Officer of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) this month. Vivan Fu visited WWT Slimbridge wetland centre for a packed afternoon. We discussed plans for Ramsar COP and for the Flyway Youth Forum, among other topics. We will follow-up on these with virtual meetings. Vivian also got to see…

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Work with WLI!

By Connor Walsh / 15th July 2022

UPDATE: Applications are now closed for this post. You will likely meet the Assistant through WLI soon.  The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is hiring a new member of the WLI team. The International CEPA Assistant is a part-time role that will supersede the former WLI Internship. The Assistant role will be for up to…

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Register for 8th WLI Asia Conference Part 2!

By Connor Walsh / 24th May 2022

We are pleased to inform you that registration for the 8th WLI-Asia Conference is now open. WLI Asia members, please register by 15 June 2022 (Wednesday) through the link here. Should you have any questions regarding the conference, please feel free to contact the organisers at WLI Asia. ★8th WLI-Asia Conference★ Date: 26-29 July 2022…

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