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Re-watch the WLI webinars

By Connor Walsh / 10th June 2022

You can watch recordings of the WLI webinar 2022 on the webinars page and on YouTube. Wetland centre designers in conversation: Anna Wilson, former Principal Consultant at WWT and Gordon Lescinsky, Hobsons Bay Wetland Centre (this is the full 30 minute version) Generation Wild, with Charlotte Levene, WWT Regional Park Salinas de San Pedro del Pinatar, with…

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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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Register for WLI webinar 2022!

By Connor Walsh / 4th May 2022

Join us on 8 June for a WLI webinar about wetland visitor centres and education in three continents! Find out about: Wetland centre designers in conversation: Anna Wilson, former Principal Consultant at WWT and Gordon Lescinsky, on creating the new Hobsons Bay Wetland Centre. Generation Wild, with Charlotte Levene of WWT, who manages this project enabling…

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World Dawn Chorus Day online

By Connor Walsh / 4th April 2022

On 30 April and 1 May, an online livestream will follow the sunrise to carry the sound of the dawn chorus live. The live stream is called ‘Reveil‘, and the organiser, an arts collective called Sound Tent, is inviting WLI members to take part. For most, this is a two-step process, where you first set…

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World Migratory Bird Day 2022

By Connor Walsh / 28th February 2022

‘Dim the Lights for Birds at Night!’ has been selected as the official slogan of the 2022 edition of the UN-backed global World Migratory Bird Day campaign. This year, the campaign’s focus is on the impacts of light pollution on migratory birds. “World Migratory Bird Day 2022 is not only about raising awareness on the…

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Connecting Birds and Schools in 2022

By Connor Walsh / 14th February 2022

Do you know a school that would like to join a live video link-up for World Migratory Bird Day? In 2022 we want to run our unique video conferences in May and October. See previous examples We are partnering with Environment for the Americas, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, and Migratory Birds for People, to…

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What WLI did in 2021

By Connor Walsh / 21st January 2022

Download PDF of Annual Review 2021 A summary of WLI staff and interns’ activities in 2021. 30th Anniversary In 2021 we marked 30 years since WLI was founded. It is a great achievement, and we are very grateful for all the support and project activities across our member centres and partners. Most of our celebration…

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2-2-2022: Wetlands Action for People and Nature

By Connor Walsh / 10th December 2021

The theme for World Wetlands Day 2022 is Wetlands Action for People and Nature. The official website already has free materials for you to prepare your activities! You can find posters, an infographic, images for social media, a colouring-in sheet and a presentation with facts and images on As well as materials, the website…

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Register for WLI webinars!

By Connor Walsh / 10th November 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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WLI at the 11th INTECOL Wetland Conference

By Chris Rostron / 18th October 2021

WLI’s Chris Rostron attend (virtually!) the 11th INTECOL wetland conference, hosted by New Zealand partners. He actively participated in sessions on how to engage people in wetland conservation, the pros and cons of citizen science (featuring a recently published survey on the state of the world’s wetlands that we co-authored), a workshop on developing a…

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