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New Russian natural reserve being created

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NGO ‘Birds & People’ is taking part in making a new state natural reserve on Bolshoe Vasyuganskoye Marshland (Boloto), which covers 1,5 million hectares – equal to a third of the territory of Denmark. Bolshoe Vasyuganskoye Marshland (Boloto) the biggest wetland system of the northern hemisphere, it accumulates 3-10 mln tons

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Autumn Ecological school “Wetland keepers”

Wetland keepers workshop, Smolensk

On 16-21 November Ecological school “Wetland keepers” was held in National Park “Smolenskoe poozerie”. It was organized by NGO ‘Birds& People’ and Department of ecological education of the National Park. The participants were the members of school forestry “Forest Guard” of Kovalev Technological College (Zapadnaya Dvina). The program

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Informal MBP West Africa meet

The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) held its sixth Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) in Bonn, Germany, from the 9th to the 14th November, bringing together contracting parties to the treaty, as well as other NGOs and observers.  The Migratory Birds for People network (MBP, the East Atlantic version

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Darwin Scholarship Programme, FSC

Darwin Scholars

The Field Studies Centre (FSC) is running the 9th Darwin scholarship programme, offering comprehensive biodiversity training to ‘up and coming’ scientists enabling them to build their own knowledge, and also help to address the global shortage of skills in taxonomy, biodiversity monitoring and communication. Designed for young scientists

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US-Russia Wetland Centre Exchange

Bird watching at Cape May

The final workshop for our Russian-US wetland centre exchange programme took place 19th to the 21st October, at The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbour, New Jersey, US. Three WLI member centres from the US and three from Russia exchanged staff, to spend time learning about how each other

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The problems and prospects of wetland centers

  From 28 to 29 September for the second time a scientific and practical seminar on Wetlands “Environmental awareness on wetlands: forms and methods” took place at the Center for Environmental Education “Baklanovo,”of the national park “Smolensk Lakeland”.  At this time the participants of the event were

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WLI Bulletin, September 2015

Bird Center, Urdaibai

For the latest version of WLI’s 6-monthly bulletin, please click here.  This issue contains stories on our recent regional meetings for WLI Asia and Migratory Birds for People (Europe and West Africa), stories from wetland centres in Russia, South Korea and the Philippines, and news from across

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Fundación Kennedy at WWT Slimbridge, UK

Francisca y Josefa a Slimbridge

In September WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, UK) hosted two Chilean volunteers, Francisca Bardi, environmental engineer, who works for a NGO called Fundación Kennedy and Josefa González, studying Translation at Universidad Chileno-Británico de cultura. They helped us updating and ensuring accurate translation for the Spanish version

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World Wetlands Day 2016

Ramsar COP logo

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd of February, and the theme of Wetlands for our Future is being promoted over the next few years – this year it will look at Sustainable Livelihoods, exploring how people can work in and around wetlands in

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World Migratory Bird Day – Lico Taller San Miguel, Colombia

World Migratory Bird Day – Energy – Make it bird friendly! For several days, our students learned about the life and habits of migratory birds supported by documentaries, where they observed the effort they made to fly long distances and reach safe ecosystems to meet their reproductive

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