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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 WorldWetlandsDay.org. 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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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 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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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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World Migratory Bird Day 2021

By Connor Walsh / 15th April 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! In April you will be…

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