LAC regional news

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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Molly Gaskin with a duck

Profile: Molly Gaskin

By Connor Walsh / 26th March 2021

In 1987, Molly Gaskin was awarded the Hummingbird Gold Medal for her commitment to environmental education in Trinidad and Tobago. Together with Karilyn Shephard – the Vice-President of the Wildfowl Trust – Gaskin pioneered the hands-on programmes for schools that focussed on educating persons of all ages about local wetland habitats and medicinal plants. Photo…

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UKUMARI Dia Mundial de los Humedales

UKUMARI World Wetlands Day

By Chris Rostron / 19th February 2021

For the celebration of World Wetlands Day, the subject of study with the visitors was Climate Change, highlighting the importance of wetlands in controlling the increase in temperature and conserving life.We celebrated with the visitors and especially with the children, for whom we prepared a presentation of plays inviting our wetland animals as characters, we…

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DANAPURE World Environment Day

By Chris Rostron / 19th August 2020

To celebrate WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, we wanted to pay tribute to our DANAPURE Wetland, Colombia, as a place that has become a special reference of what the environment that surrounds us really is. Our Wetland has become a beautiful lesson in renewal and rebirth that surprises us every day by becoming a place of life…

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UKUMARI Biopark ecoguides

By Connor Walsh / 18th February 2020

At the UKUMARI Biopark, the local children who are responsible for the protection of the biopark’s ecosystems held a special and joyful celebration event for World Wetlands Day. With the biologists of the research centre, they are preparing to be the guides for visitors to the park, and doing it with great responsibility. Everyone is…

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Birds and Schools 2019 review

By Connor Walsh / 11th July 2019

On the East Atlantic Flyway, our initiative Migratory Birds for People connected two groups of schools, one in English and one in French; WLI Americas connected schools in English from Canada to Colombia. Children in Luxembourg, France, and Senegal visited their centres at Biodiversum Remerschen, La Maison du Lac de Grand Lieu, Saloum and Kallisaye…

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Danpure: World Oceans Day

By Chris Rostron / 15th February 2018

Starting in October, thanks to our Wetland DANAPURE, we will initiate some cooperation projects with the UN Colombia and the Colombian Oceans Commission. We will share with these organizations, our environmental celebrations and we will serve as headquarters to commemorate the WORLD DAY OF THE OCEANS. Our Wetland has grown in the number of visitors…

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