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Asian Wetland Symposium NEW DATE & call for abstracts

By Connor Walsh / 1st June 2021

The next Asian Wetland Symposium will happen online from 5 to 9 July 2021. The 9th Symposium is calling for submissions of spoken or poster presentations. If you are interested, please consider sharing an abstract with the organisers by 7 May. There are eight topics: Impacts of COVID-19 on wetlands Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and ecosystem-based…

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9th Asia Wetland Symposium, June 2021

By Chris Rostron / 6th April 2021
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30 Ideas: bug repellent station

By Connor Walsh / 14th March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: bug spray station Description: Mosquitos and other bugs can deter people from visiting wetland centres. Some repellent can be harmful to freshwater systems. Therefore, at Futian Mangrove Ecological Park in Shenzhen, China, visitors are encouraged to apply repellent at the park entrance. Applying repellent at the park entrance but not…

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World Migratory Bird Day grants in EAAF

By Connor Walsh / 9th March 2021

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is funding their partners to initiate activities for World Migratory Bird Day 2021! The Small Grant for World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was established to provide financial support to EAAFP Partners and collaborators from EAAFP Task Forces and Working Groups who plan to organise public events and/or conservation action-oriented…

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Small Grant Fund from EAAFP open

By Connor Walsh / 4th January 2021

Funding is available for CEPA and other wetland conservation work, thanks to the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership. Up to US$5,000 can be awarded to projects. They must serve the EAAFP’s Strategic Plan and can go towards meetings, research, monitoring, site management actions, training, and CEPA events. The deadline for applications is 5 February 2021. Please note…

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EAAFP flyway youth forum 2020

By Chris Rostron / 2nd November 2020

This event is by and for young people, aged 18-30, who are passionate about birds and wetlands along the East Asian Australasian flyway and beyond. Two sets of virtual meetings will take place late November and early December, and the deadline for registration is the 30th October, so be quick! ​Sign up for your chance…

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World Wetlands Day in Bandar Khamir, Iran

By Connor Walsh / 4th March 2020

Participation and cooperation of the people of Bandar Khamir city in holding the big event of World Wetlands Day The people of Bandar Khamir, where contains the largest marine wetland in the Middle East and the widest mangrove forests covering an area of about 86,000 ha, celebrated this year’s World Wetland Day gloriously. The purpose…

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Celebration of World Wetlands Day-2020 by BEDS

By Adil Boulahia / 3rd February 2020

Wetlands are of great significance regarding ecological value. World Wetlands Day aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. International theme for this year was Wetlands and Biodiversity. To raise public awareness on conserving the existing wetlands and to emphasize the great value of wetlands and their biodiversity,…

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Asian Wetland Symposium 2020

By Adil Boulahia / 23rd January 2020

The 9th Asian Wetland Symposium will be held in Suncheon, Republic of Korea. Running from 23 to 27 November 2020, it is being organised by the Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA), Ramsar Center Japan, and Wetlands International – Japan. It is hosted by the city of Suncheon. The Asian Wetland Symposium is a…

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Securing WLI Asia's future

MoU secures WLI Asia

By Adil Boulahia / 17th December 2019

The partnership that underpins WLI Asia has renewed its agreement until 2023. WLI is hosted at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) in the UK. WLI Asia is coordinated in-region by the Ramsar Regional Centrer – East Asia. On December 5th 2019, both parties signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to renew this arrangement for…

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