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News, August 2017

Wetland Link International, News, August 2017. New members Welcome to TOCC TOCC  reserve in Senegal, to Rotopiko National Wetland Centre in New Zeland, and Škocjan Caves Ramsar Site, in Slovenia. WLI Chilean work force By coincidence we have three Chilean colleagues working in the WLI Slimbridge office right now. 

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Slimbridge – The WLI intern, Patricio Guerrero, went to one of the biggest fairs about birds in the world, the Bird Fair 2017 in the Natural Reserve of Rutland, Leicestershire (from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th). The fair had 8 thematic marquees in which a wide range of

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MBP Annual Meeting, Luxembourg, 8th to the 11th October 2017

The Migratory Birds for People network (part of WLI) is holding this year’s annual meeting in Luxembourg, kindly hosted by Biodiversum Remerschen.  The event is free to MBP / WLI members, and will include: Sharing of good practice amongst partners from across Europe and Africa, including the

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Chilean team arrives in Slimbridge to help WLI!

Wetland Link International (WLI) currently has three, yes three, Chilean colleagues working at Slimbridge. Pato (Patricio) is the WLI intern for this year, and from a local NGO that has worked to campaign against wetland destruction from the abstraction industry.  Josefa and Vivian are here for a

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Spoonbills ringed on Terschelling, the Netherlands

The summer has begun and so the Waddensee is populated with birds. On Terschelling that is quite noticeable. Many migratory birds have settled to feed and rest. As has the spoonbill!  For the island it is a special and striking bird. In the early spring we wait

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The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust celebrates World Environment Day!

The Trust’s visiting schools & groups celebrated with various activities linked to the theme for this year; “Connecting to Nature”. Education officers highlighted the importance and the value of protecting our environment. Visitors spent their time being at peace with nature. We also took our educational outreach

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4th WLI Americas Webinar, recording ready to view

Union Island, Caribbean, photo: Orisha Joseph

On Tuesday the 30th May we held the 4th WLI Americas webinar with the Association of State Wetland Managers.  With speakers from the US, Puerto Rico, Canada and Colombia, we covered a range of topics around the theme of how to engage local people at your wetland

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Asian Wetland Symposium / WLI Asia 2017

AWS planning group, Suncheon, February 2017

We are working with the organisers of the Asian Wetland Symposium to prepare for their conference from the 4th to the 10th of November this year, with a dedicated WLI Asia day on the 11th of November.  There are opportunities to submit abstracts for presentations or posters to showcase

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World Migratory Bird Day, 2017, Diawling, Mauritania

On Friday the 12th May 2017, Diawling National Park celebrated World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) with schools from Ziré Sbeikhat and Ziré Taghrédient, both located on the edge of the park.  The day was celebrated by organisation of field trips for the students, to discover and explore

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WLI at Ramsar Offices, Switzerland

Group photo at Ramsar offices

WLI was represented by Chris Rostron at the Ramsar Standing Committee 53 (SC53) which met at the Secretariat offices in Switzerland in the last week of May, and looked at plans for the next Ramsar Conference, as well as many areas of work that the Ramsar Convention is

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The WLI network is endorsed by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands and coordinated by WWT.


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