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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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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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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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