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World Wetlands Day 2019 at Baikka Beel

By Samaneh Azizi / 18th February 2019

World Wetlands Day 2019 was celebrated by the Baragangina Resource Management Organization (RMO), a community-based organization responsible for sustainable management of Baikka Beel permanent wetland sanctuary situated in Hail Haor in Moulvibazar district of Bangladesh.   Events included a rally, discussion on the importance, functions and services of wetlands, and an art competition on the…

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Hong Kong Wetland Park celebrates World Wetlands Day 2019

By Samaneh Azizi / 18th February 2019

To echo with the theme“Wetlands and Climate Change”, Hong Kong Wetland Park (HKWP) organised a series of fun-filled activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2019. The activities included the winter signature event Bird Watching Festival, art workshops, bird watching guided tours, bird race and “Flying Foodies” thematic exhibition. The Bird Watching Festival 2018/19 introduced…

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DANAPURE visit to Ukumari

By Samaneh Azizi / 8th February 2019

This year´s celebration has been very special.  We took the children to a wetland that is located in UKUMARI, a flora and fauna theme Park in Pereira.  This park has been recognized by COLCIENCIAS as a conservation center of wildlife. It was a very meaningful experience because we had the opportunity of visiting a wetland…

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World Wetlands Day in Green Balkans

By Samaneh Azizi / 7th February 2019

For Green Balkans, species conservation is equally important with educating and involving people of all ages. This year we celebrated World Wetlands Day in Plovdiv, Pomorie, Shabla, Durankulak and in the village of Zhitnitsa (Dobrich municipality). This year’s motto is ‘Wetlands and climate change’. Our team visited the children at the Stefan Karadzha elementary school in…

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Looking for Bittern

By Samaneh Azizi / 7th February 2019

Natur&ëmwelt – BirdLife Luxembourg and Biodiversum nature center led a public event looking for Bittern in the Ramsar area Haff Réimech near Schengen. At least two of these mysterious winter visitors are spending the winter months in the reedbeds of Luxembourg’s first Ramsar area. Some 20 people attended the excursion lead by Patric Lorgé.  …

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Kansas World Wetlands Day 2019

By Samaneh Azizi / 7th February 2019

The Kansas Wetlands Education Centre offered a special World Wetlands Day program for area junior high students. The program started off with a look at different carbon contributors and how carbon adds to climate change. Students lined up on one side of the hallway and took a step forward for each of the different actions…

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WLI member social media usage analysis

By Samaneh Azizi / 31st January 2019

In December 2018, we looked into our members’ choice of social media platforms; specifically, we looked at whether members promoted their having an Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter profile, or a website. We used their website details and searched social media for their organisations in order to get a good idea of the types of social…

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EAAFP Small grants fund open for application

By Samaneh Azizi / 17th January 2019

The East Asian-Australasia Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) has launched a small-grants award. The closing date is 3 February 2019. Download the application form here. There is also more information on the EAAFP website.

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MBP Newsflash January 2019

By Samaneh Azizi / 10th January 2019

Dear colleagues, This Migratory Birds for People (MBP) News Flash is just a quick reminder for this year’s World Wetlands Day. World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2 February. It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the city of Ramsar, on the Iranian…

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T&T President opens boardwalk

By Connor Walsh / 7th January 2019

Trinidad & Tobago’s President has visited WLI member Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust to re-launch a boardwalk for the differently-abled. Speaking at the ceremony, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes celebrated the boardwalk as “a symbol of the creative, forward-thinking and compassionate work of the Trust, which, since 2001, has facilitated the enjoyment by the differently-abled of the natural…

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