Asia regional news

Deadline extended for 1st WLI Asia-Oceania Conference

By Connor Walsh / 4th April 2024

Registration is now open for the first WLI Asia-Oceania Conference, to be hosted at Diyasaru Park. Please submit your registration by Friday 12 April, via Google Forms.  Kindly note that partial airfare sponsorship will be provided for one delegate per member center. Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact the organisers.

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Vacancy: International Engagement Assistant

By Connor Walsh / 13th February 2024

The WLI core team at WWT is hiring it’s next Assistant. The role is similar to a paid internship: it is limited to a maximum of nine months; it is fully remote; and it will pay for up to two days a week. The role supports the team’s International Engagement work, so will be about…

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First WLI Asia-Oceania Conference announced!

By Connor Walsh / 22nd January 2024

Diyasaru Park will host the first ever WLI Asia-Oceania Conference! From 17 to 21 June, the Park and RRC-East Asia will: Facilitate interaction among members through information and experience-sharing sessions, and Explore opportunities for future collaboration among the members. Registration will open in February 2024. For more information and contact details, see this PDF document.

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Call for proposals for RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024

By Connor Walsh / 16th October 2023

The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) is now accepting project proposals for funding support under the RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024. Wetland advocates from the region are invited to apply for small grants in line with the following thematic areas: Wetland Conservation and Wise Use to support the implementation of the 4th Ramsar Strategic…

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First Birds and Schools for East Asian-Australasian Flyway links Incheon, Ro Korea and Hong Kong

By Connor Walsh / 3rd January 2023

Birds and Schools is an interactive and international programme for exchange between schools from different parts of the world, and to share what the students have done or learned about the migratory birds and wetlands they visited. WLI initiated the programme in the East Atlantic Flyway. In 2022, for the first time, the programme was…

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What WLI did in 2022

By Connor Walsh / 1st January 2023

A summary of WLI staff and volunteers’ activities in 2022. Download PDF of Annual Review 2022 Star Wetland Centre Awards Early in 2022, 50 wetland visitor centres applied for the WLI Star Wetland Centre Awards, and in November we awarded 23 Stars. A panel of judges who had designed the awards also discussed the applications,…

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8th WLI Asia Conference Report

By Connor Walsh / 14th October 2022

You can now read the report of the 8th WLI Asia Conference. The in-person part was held in the Philippines in July. It facilitated interaction among members through discussion of specific themes on wetland centre operation and management. The Conference was also an opportunity to launch the expansion of the network to become WLI Asia-Oceania.…

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Connecting Birds and Schools in Asia-Australasia!

By Connor Walsh / 9th September 2022

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is bringing our Connecting Birds and Schools video conferences to their region! We are delighted to be working with their dynamic team to bring our flagship activity to a whole new audience. If you are in that flyway, have a look at their website for a poster and information…

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WLI Asia-Oceania announced!

By Connor Walsh / 27th July 2022

At the 8th WLI Asia Conference this week, the network formally joined with WLI members in the Pacific region to create WLI Asia-Oceania. Led by the team at the Ramsar Regional Centre – East Asia (RRC-EA), WLI Asia is one of the most active regional networks within WLI. Joining forces with them not only reinvigorates…

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Work with WLI!

By Connor Walsh / 15th July 2022

UPDATE: Applications are now closed for this post. You will likely meet the Assistant through WLI soon.  The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is hiring a new member of the WLI team. The International CEPA Assistant is a part-time role that will supersede the former WLI Internship. The Assistant role will be for up to…

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