Neotropics news

Garden for the attraction and conservation of pollinators

By Connor Walsh / 9th February 2024

Thank you to the pupils and teachers of Liceo Taller San Miguel, who share their different World Wetlands Day 2024 activities. We celebrate the World Wetlands Day by building a garden in favor of the attraction and conservation of pollinators, among which we can find the Monarch butterfly, a species that in our zone is…

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Saving frogs at DANAPURE Wetland, Colombia

By Connor Walsh / 15th June 2023

Dendropsophus colombianus, in moderate danger of extinction During field work, some students observed a gelatinous sack with tiny eggs in the pool. Their biology teacher, Beatriz Angel, explained that it was a mucilage that held eggs of a frog species. Because it was unlikely they would survive because of the cleaning chemicals, we decided to…

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Lichens, messengers of nature

By Connor Walsh / 15th June 2023

Warriors against climate change Lichens are part of the wonderful world of the FUNGI kingdom Andin our DANAPURE wetland which, due to its location in a humid and wooded area, nature has become a guide for its study.Comparing the records of previous years, we verify that its presence is less every day, being on of…

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Wetland DANAPURE Colombia celebrates Star Award

By Connor Walsh / 24th February 2023

Wetland DANAPURE Colombia writes:We would like to thank you for having granted us the recognition as a Star wetland. Our commitment is growing and we hope to live up to it with our work. We share with you special moments of our celebration, in the company of the children of the UKUMARI Biopark. The students…

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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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30 Ideas: Wetland materials for young children from Putú

By Connor Walsh / 18th April 2021

See all 30 Ideas Description: The idea was to design and develop types of environmental interpretation, taking into account the audience and use of the material, either in the classroom or in the field. Biodiversity information is included in these materials as well as reference to the delivery of the management plan for the Nature…

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Hands holding monarch butterfly on yellow bush with tiny tag

30 Ideas: Monarch Ambassadors, Helping to Answer the Questions

By Connor Walsh / 22nd March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Monarch Ambassadors, Helping to Answer the Questions. Description: To better answer questions about Cape May County’s specific role in the East Coast migration of Monarch butterflies, the Monarch Monitoring Project trained a group of Monarch Ambassadors at The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA. The Monarch Ambassadors measure…

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Lake Tota’s World Wetlands Day 2021

By Connor Walsh / 11th February 2021

In Colombia, Fundación Montecito and Lake Tota held two activities for World Wetlands Day 2021. On 2nd February, they were able to hold a unique dialogue with indigenous representative Mamo Kankuamo, next to Lake Tota, about the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Wetlands. They recorded a video of the discussion by the lakeside. They…

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Birds and Schools Americas, 2020

By Chris Rostron / 11th September 2020

Environment for the Americas (EftA) is working with WLI to promote the Birds and Schools project across partners in the Americas, to celebrate the amazing phenomenon of migration! We know that times are difficult because of COVID19, but we invite you to send us pictures, drawings, short videos or whatever you like to show us…

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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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