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World Migratory Bird Day October 2021

By Connor Walsh / 13th September 2021

Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird! World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on the second Saturday in May and October. The slogan for 2021 is ‘Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!’ If you are planning an activity, add it to the official events guide. Digital events count too! As always the official website hosts artwork, including…

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MBP Annual Meeting 2021

By Connor Walsh / 6th September 2021

All MBP members are invited to our annual meeting for 2021. We will meet online, between 13.30 and 17.00 CET on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October. The meeting will be in English with simultaneous interpretation into French. On Monday, we will have presentations from MBP members and a selection of external organisations. We will…

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Register for WLI webinars!

By Connor Walsh / 3rd September 2021

In the last WLI member survey, you asked for more online training and interaction. So we are going to produce three WLI webinars every year, starting in October 2021. WLI members can register and attend the webinars free of charge. You will have the opportunity to interact with the WLI team and fellow WLI members;…

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MBP at World Conservation Congress!

By Connor Walsh / 3rd September 2021

Our work in the East Atlantic Flyway will be celebrated at the World Conservation Congress. As well as an introduction to Migratory Birds for People (MBP), attendees and viewers will also learn about our scheme to get binoculars and telescopes to wetland educators in West Africa. With partner Wetlands International West Africa’s Ibrahim Hama taking…

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East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum

By Connor Walsh / 20th August 2021

The youth environmental movement is embracing wetlands with a regional forum for the East Atlantic Flyway! Hosted by Youth Engaged in Wetlands, the Migratory Birds for People Programme, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, and the International Wadden Sea School, under the theme “Taking off #ForNature from Africa to the Arctic“,…

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Bees, the great polinators!

By Chris Rostron / 20th August 2021

After a year away from our wetland, we discovered a great surprise today. The artificial habitat that was built to conserve species of insects such as bees is now being used by several species, and we are going to use this to start a new project to study them. The peace and quiet that they…

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World Wetlands Day themes

By Connor Walsh / 6th July 2021

The Ramsar Convention has set the themes for the next three years of World Wetlands Day: 2022 Wetlands action for people and nature 2023 Wetland restoration 2024 Wetlands and human wellbeing The day will continue to be celebrated on 2nd February. Every year the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention provides useful materials relating to the…

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30 Ideas: Communicating a wetland’s cultural history

By Connor Walsh / 21st June 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Communicating a wetland’s cultural history Description: the Dokka delta in the lake Randsfjorden, Norway, is a Ramsar site with special protection as a nature reserve. Each year I take school children out in a boat and explain that what they are in fact seeing is a cultural landscape. We look…

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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. Browse the schedule and register to attend by Zoom. There are eight topics: Impacts of COVID-19 on wetlands Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and ecosystem-based approaches to disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) Wetland management, conservation and restoration Wise use of wetlands Wetland education, nature…

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WLI website volunteer

By Connor Walsh / 11th May 2021

The WLI team is looking for some voluntary help. Our website-relaunch in 2019 has left us with some tasks still-to-do. We would like someone to help us, volunteering perhaps one day a week for about three months. You would be doing this from home, with your own computer. The goal is to update the WLI…

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