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Khakassia anti-wildfire campaign

Khakassia is under threat from wildfire Wildfires are most likely to happen in spring when snow covering the ground melts away, and fall when leaves turn yellow and dry up. Usually man is guilty: farmers use fire to clear the stubble, cattle-breeders encourage the grass to grow

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WLI update April 2014

WLI Update April 2014 New Partners Azul Ambientalistas, Venezuela; Yauza Wetland Centre, Russia; Sorae Ecology Park, South Korea. Ingula wetland walk Colleagues at Ingula wetland centre got wet and celebrated World Wetlands Day in style! The South African wetland centre took 150 participants including colleagues from a

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International Water Day in Liceo Taller San Miguel, Colombia

Danapure Wetland, International Water Day in Liceo Taller San Miguel Pereira, Colombia Through their imaginations and beautiful drawings, our little second graders created messages of solidarity and called for responsibility in the use of water from their classmates and all of the educational community.  The children are

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WLI Update February 2014

WLI Update February 2014 New Partners  Creekside, London, UK; World Wetlands Day 2014 Check our website for news from WWD 2014, including stories of bird festivals in the UK, guided tours of wetland centres in Russia, and talks at the newly finished wetland centre in Baikka Beel,

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Tongli Wetland Centre, China

Tongli wetland park, 80km west of Shanghai, has recently been designated as a national park, and has big plans to become one of China’s growing number of National Wetland Parks.  The site sits between two large lakes, and currently consists of fish ponds, market gardens, a forested

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Sweden – Senegal partnership

Naturum Getterön fund-raises for Senegal During our environmentally-friendly Christmas market in December we raised USD 668 for bird conservation in Senegal (Association Nature Communautés Développement (NCD); www.ncd-senegal.org) – in cooperation with Wetlands International and our local nature conservation organization Naturskyddsföreningen i Varberg. The funds will be used

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Roche Caiman Wetlands

Success! Nature Seychelles proves that wetlands help prevent flooding   Recent heavy rains have proved that Nature Seychelles improvements to the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman wetland are working. The NGO manages the artificial wetland, which is in close proximity to Victoria, the capital of Seychelles. Flood protection,

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Chong Ming Dong Tan visit

In late November the head of WLI visited Chong Ming Dong Tan wetland park, to see their existing wetland centre and discuss plans for the development of a future wetland centre on the site.  The reserve is well known for an incredible migratory bird phenomenon every spring,

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Russian news from Birds and People

For some more information on what the Russian Birds and People organisation are up to, please see their link.  They are working on the trans-boundary wetland conservation project in Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine, including plans for designation of wetland sites as Ramsar sites or IBAs (important bird

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Ramsar CEPA oversight panel

  The Ramsar CEPA (Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness) oversight panel met at the London Wetland Centre from the 3rd to the 5th of December, to discuss Ramsar’s next 6 year plan for CEPA across the convention.  In addition to the regular panel members, the new Secretary General

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