Neotropics news

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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Danapure wetland: celebration of World Biodiversity Day

By Chris Rostron / 10th March 2020

The celebration of World Biodiversity Day had some special moments.  Danapure wetland carried out an inventory of plants that protect wetland waters. A very special celebration was held at the DANAPURE Wetland, where students made an inventory of a plant species, which, besides being ornamental, has a special function and consists of protecting and conserving…

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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

To mark World Migratory Bird Day, WLI members once again held video conferences across country and continental boundaries.  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,…

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May 22nd, International Day of Biological Diversity

By Samaneh Azizi / 28th May 2019

DANAPURE Wetland – Colombia With the students, we have been observing the microscopic Biodiversity in drops of water collected en our school streams and our wetland. We find a lot of life as protozoa, algae and some small arthropods, important for the balance of aquatic ecosystems, which are being affected by the pollution related to…

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