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2024 update from Parc National du Banc d’Arguin

By Connor Walsh / 17th May 2024

The latest newsletter from Parc National du Banc d’Arguin includes bird census, Ramadan activities, meetings with our other regional partners at PRCM, and other stories besides. Download the PDF, in French.

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Webinar on Wetland City Accreditation

By Connor Walsh / 13th May 2024

The Wetland City Network Secretariat is holding a webinar to promote and share the activities of accredited Wetland Cities. The Accreditation is a great CEPA method! The Secretariat writes: We are happy to invite you to a Webinar on Wetland City Accreditation of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands which will be held on 22 May 2024…

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SREE publishes Marsh Harrier study

By Connor Walsh / 9th May 2024

WLI member SREE has had an article published in the Journal of Raptor Research. Journal of Raptor Research 58(3):1-8 It is titled Pre-roost Habitats of Western Marsh Harriers (Circus aeruginosus) Wintering in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur in Northwestern India with a DOI of 10.3356/JRR-22-100. If you cannot access that platform, the author may be able…

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Optics for Africa delivery at PRCM Forum

By Connor Walsh / 8th May 2024

Wetlands International Afrique has taken delivery donated optics for bird counts and visitor engagement. Attending the PRCM Forum in Guinea Bissau, Chris Rostron stuffed his suitcase with binoculars, a tripod, and bird ID flyers. On the fringes of the Forum, he distributed the optics to fellow participants, who will further share them among their colleagues…

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Your country needs your young people!

By Connor Walsh / 26th April 2024

Most WLI members work with young people, connecting them to everything that makes a wetland. There is a new way to empower young people in wetlands: Youth Focal Points to the Convention on Wetlands. Put simply, every country in the Convention should nominate a person aged under 35 to represent them. This is relatively new,…

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How do we strengthen you in the East Atlantic Flyway?

By Connor Walsh / 18th April 2024

The East Atlantic Flyway network, MBP, will hold an online meeting on 15 May, dedicated to one topic: how do we build or share capacity across the network. The capacity-building workshop and training in Saloum, 2022 was a step forward for members in Atlantic Africa. How do we continue that progress, reinforce the learnings, and…

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Celebrating your connection to the Convention on Wetlands

By Connor Walsh / 5th April 2024

Every country within the Convention on Wetlands has two official roles which connect people like you, carrying out wetland education, to the national government and the wetlands COP (Conference of the Parties). These roles are National Focal Points for CEPA (Communications, Capacity, Education, Participation, Awareness); one in a government role, one non-governmental.  WLI members and…

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WLI Star Award applications are open!

By Connor Walsh / 5th April 2024

The next round of Star Wetland Centre Awards is open from 5 April to 15 July 2024. WLI members are eligible to apply for the recognition. There are two levels: an Overall Star, or a category Star for Facilities, People, or Biodiversity. Find out more on the Stars webpage. If you are not a WLI…

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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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WLI Bulletin March 2024

By Connor Walsh / 22nd March 2024

Download PDF WLI World March 2024 Issue 29 of WLI World: you can both download as PDF to print, or view story-by-story here. Open each story by tapping on its title. Welcome Expand Welcome to your latest Wetland Link International newsletter.           WLI plays a role supporting the Convention on Wetlands in its Oversight Panel…

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