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Sounding Wild Exploration in Urdaibai

By Connor Walsh / 27th June 2022

The Sounding Wild Exploration (SWE) team has had a great start to their expedition, with a stay at the Bird Center in Urdaibai, in the Basque Country. The team of Axel and Ario Drioli liaised closely with Rowan Hardman of the Bird Centre. Together they figured out when and where to record sounds and take…

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World Migratory Bird Day May 2022

By Connor Walsh / 16th May 2022

WLI members connected their local schools together across six countries in May 2022 to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. Within the East Atlantic Flyway, two meetings happened. Linked by the migrating spoonbills, children in the Basque Country shared a day at the Urdaibai Bird Center with children on the Dutch island of Terschelling. They made…

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2022 East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum with fundraising focus

By Connor Walsh / 30th April 2022

The EAFYF 2022 will be all about fundraising. On July 9 and 10, young people (aged 18 – 30) from the East Atlantic Flyway will be able to learn from Maaike Manten in a compressed online course on grant writing in conservation, and hear inspiring stories from fellow youth who have made their conservation plans…

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Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with francophone students!

By Connor Walsh / 24th March 2022

This year, students from France (Olympe de Gouges College), will meet friends from Luxembourg (Ecole Centrale Remerschen). They’ve already prepared some informations about their schools, their habits, the way the manage to protect the environment. On Friday, the 6th of may 2022, they will meet, by a video conference, at 2 PM. Some students from …

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World Wetlands Day at Grand Lieu Lake

By Connor Walsh / 31st January 2022

World Wetlands Day 2022: a programme of activities around the Grand-Lieu Lake For World Wetlands Day, more than 20 partners working around the Grand-Lieu Lake have gathered to prepare a lot of activities on the ‘Wetlands Action for People and Nature’ theme. The objective is to raise awareness among as many people as possible about…

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Youth call for flyway conservation

By Connor Walsh / 26th January 2022

Under the theme ‘Taking off #ForNature from Africa to the Arctic’ young people from over 30 countries have come together for the first East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum. This Flyway Youth Forum explored challenges that migratory birds and their wetlands habitats are facing and discussed how greater communication and cooperation between youth and across generations can…

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Teens measure climate change

By Connor Walsh / 13th December 2021

The BioWet Erasmus+ project has successfully concluded! BioWet is about teens visiting wetland centres to measure the effects of climate change. Congratulations to the partners: EVOA, Dokka High School, Randsfjord museum, Urdaibai Bird Center, and WWT Martin Mere. Started in 2018, the plan involved travel in 2020, so was delayed until this year. Compressing the…

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MBP Annual Meeting 2021

By Connor Walsh / 22nd November 2021

Migratory Birds for People, the network of wetland visitor centres in the East Atlantic Flyway, held an active annual meeting in 2021, entirely online. Wetlands International West Africa had hoped to host the meeting in the Saloum Delta, but the changing COVID situation would have prevents most of the MBP members in Europe from participating.…

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MBP Annual Meeting 2021

By Connor Walsh / 6th September 2021

Some recordings from the Annual Meeting 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. Submit your presentation for the meeting by email before 1…

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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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