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Good practice guidance for awareness-raising and CEPA techniques for wetlands

Join us at the Ramsar COP13 in Dubai to learn about Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness-raising (CEPA). How are wetland centres reaching the public? Find out, and contribute, in room 5A on Tuesday 23rd October at 18.15.  Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness-raising (CEPA) is one of Ramsar’s most

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Knots painting competition

2018 Knots Painting Competition (deadline: 29th Oct) 2018 Knots Painting Competition (deadline 29th Oct) is held by EAAFP, which is one of activities for “Year of the Knots (2017 – 2018)”, to call for attention and urgent conservation actions to save knots. Participants can draw knots on paper

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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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BioWet project success!

Students at EVOA, Portugal

BioWet – supporting young people to report on the impact of climate change on wetlands A partnership of five organisations from Norway, the UK, Portugal, and the Basque Country (Spain) has received funding from the EU Erasmus programme to develop a web-based tool that allows young people

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Wetlands centres, youth and the arts

Birdwatching at Diyasura, Sri Lanka

Youth and the arts survey – initial results We recently carried out a survey on arts and youth engagement activities at wetland centres and sites, and have now prepared an initial arts and youth report, which we will work on to bring more case studies and information.  Findings

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From Valdivia to WWT Slimbridge, UK

Montserrat at WWT Slimbridge

Montserrat Lara Sutulov works in Valdivia, Chile, promoting urban wetlands amongst local communities and raising awareness of their importance with partners and local authorities, and her organisation is a WLI member.  She is in the UK to attend the Global Environment Summer Academy, but took some time

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International Engagement Officer Job Opportunity

WWT is looking for an energetic and creative individual to support the CEPA (communication, education, participation and awareness) aspects of our international conservation work. WWT hosts a global support network called Wetland Link International (WLI) as well as delivering many conservation projects for wetlands and species that

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Migratory Birds on the Island Terschelling

In an area of the ‘Wadden sea’ (in the North of the Netherlands) live many different bird species. For example, on the Island Terschelling you can not only discover geese and plovers, but also the spoonbill, the red-tailed godwit and the red knot. When the summer days are

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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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New Zealand Celebrates WWD 2018 with a Bioblitz

Bioblitz at NZ National Wetland Centre

Colleagues from New Zealand marked World Wetland Day with a Bioblitz at Lake Rotopiko at the National Wetland Trust’s site.  Schools came to take part in the bioblitz, and it was supported by research agency Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research.  Dr. Monica Peters won a competition run by

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