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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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Register for WLI webinars!

By Connor Walsh / 3rd September 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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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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Team WLI in Global Bird Day bird race

By Connor Walsh / 29th March 2021

We’ve been invited to field a team of bird watchers for the Global Big Day on 8th May. It is a special global bird-race on World Migratory Bird Day. The team members can be far away from each other. As an international network, imagine how many different species WLI’s team could see! Global Birding is running the…

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Campaign for Ramsar 50th anniversary

By Connor Walsh / 17th March 2021

The Convention on Wetlands was signed 50 years ago in Ramsar, Iran. The Convention is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special campaign. The campaign is an opportunity to remind policy makers and the public of the many habitats that fit under the name ‘wetlands’. To help with this, the Secretariat making resources freely available…

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