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New guide to activities about bird migration

By Connor Walsh / 6th May 2021

In 2019, Migratory Birds for People, the network of wetland educators on the East Atlantic Flyway, marked its tenth anniversary with a special educational project. Together, we produced a huge fabric map showing the wetlands in the network, and five bird species that visit them. Following an interruption to the network in 2020, we have…

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30 Ideas: Educational signage

By Connor Walsh / 21st April 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Educational signage Description: At Lekki Conservation Centre, charts about different emerging environmental issues are printed as stickers and pasted on a wooden stand around the hall of the welcome center. This is a form of awareness creation to visitors to the park while waiting to access the reserve. Learning and…

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30 Ideas: Junior Bird Clubs

By Connor Walsh / 1st April 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Junior Bird Clubs Description: Our Centre manager formed a relationship with a community after-care programme and initiated weekly meetings with the group’s children – a junior bird club was formed. At these weekly meetings, the children are introduced to the world of birds. They interact with various activities and lessons…

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News from East Atlantic Flyway

By Connor Walsh / 25th February 2021

The latest Newsletter from Migratory Birds for People is now online! With articles from up and down the East Atlantic Flyway, download the PDF to learn how our peers have been keeping visitors safe when visiting their centres: Sensory and fun outdoor activities for kids 2021 Species year – trying to count 2021 species of…

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Wakkerstroom photo contest & webinar!

By Connor Walsh / 11th February 2021

February 2021 in South Africa saw restricitons on public activities, so Wakkerstroom Tourism and Education Centre have run two online events, around World Wetlands Day. First is a photography competition, run together with the Wakkerstroom Natural Heritage Association. If you are in the area, you can still enter the content! It closes on 27 February.…

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Finima Nature Park’s World Wetlands Day 2020

By Connor Walsh / 26th February 2020

Finima Nature Park joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Wetlands Day 2020 through three days of events. Day One The event kicked off on the 29th of January, 2020 with a discussion session led by Miss Grace Alawa, a lecturer from the Department of Zoology, River State University of Science and Technology. Different stakeholders…

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The second celebration of World Migratory Birds Day at Kalissaye Reserve, Senegal

By Samaneh Azizi / 28th November 2018

The Kalissaye Ornithological Reserve, is the second protected area in Senegal, created in 1978 for the protection and conservation of birds.  It is also the only side in the south of Senegal where thousands of pairs of laridae (royal and Caspian terns, black headed gulls), pink-backed pelican, eagrets, sacred ibis etc.  The ornithological and biological…

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WWD 2018: WCK Nakuru, Kenya

By Chris Rostron / 30th March 2018

WCK Nakuru today joined other organization in celebrating the WORLD WETLAND DAY under the banner WETLANDS FOR SUSTAINABLE  URBAN FUTURE; HEALTHY WETLANDS CLEAN TOWNS at Lake Olbolosat  ‘aplace of sacrifice in maa language’  in Nyandarua. The day was marked  in the honorable presence of the Hon Najib Balala Tourism and wildlife  Cabinet secretary as the Chief…

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Algeria to Switzerland!

By Chris Rostron / 14th May 2013

Nadira Boukerma of Skikda, Algeria, is responsible for developing a new wetland centre at the Guerbes Sanhadja Ramsar Site, and is currently carrying out a work placement at the Pro Nature Wetland Centre, at Champ Pittet, (www.pronatura-champ-pittet.ch) in Switzerland.  Last weekend she and Denis Landenbergue (WWF) visited some wetland sites in Switzerland and saw this red-footed…

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