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30 Ideas: Noongar Language Sign, Plants and Animals of Lake Mealup

By Connor Walsh / 31st March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Noongar Language Sign: Plants and Animals of Lake Mealup Description:In the Ramsar-listed Peel-Yalgorup wetlands system in Western Australia, indigenous leader George Walley from Mandjoogoordap Dreaming and specialist teacher Lee-Anne Walley from Greenfields Primary School worked together with Peel-Harvey Catchment Council to develop a sign and education resources translating the plants…

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Team WLI in Global Bird Day bird race

By Connor Walsh / 29th March 2021

We’ve been invited to field a team of bird watchers for the Global Big Day on 8th May. It is a special global bird-race on World Migratory Bird Day. The team members can be far away from each other. As an international network, imagine how many different species WLI’s team could see! Global Birding is running the…

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Profile: Molly Gaskin

By Connor Walsh / 26th March 2021

In 1987, Molly Gaskin was awarded the Hummingbird Gold Medal for her commitment to environmental education in Trinidad and Tobago. Together with Karilyn Shephard – the Vice-President of the Wildfowl Trust – Gaskin pioneered the hands-on programmes for schools that focussed on educating persons of all ages about local wetland habitats and medicinal plants. Photo…

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30 Ideas: Monarch Ambassadors, Helping to Answer the Questions

By Connor Walsh / 22nd March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Monarch Ambassadors, Helping to Answer the Questions. Description: To better answer questions about Cape May County’s specific role in the East Coast migration of Monarch butterflies, the Monarch Monitoring Project trained a group of Monarch Ambassadors at The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA. The Monarch Ambassadors measure…

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WLI Bulletin March 2021

By Connor Walsh / 18th March 2021

Download PDF WLI World March 2021 Issue 23 of WLI World is the first you can both download as PDF and also view directly on the website. Open each story by tapping on its title. Welcome Expand Welcome to the WLI World Bulletin for March 2021. In the PDF printable version, you may may notice…

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Campaign for Ramsar 50th anniversary

By Connor Walsh / 17th March 2021

The Convention on Wetlands was signed 50 years ago in Ramsar, Iran. The Convention is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special campaign. The campaign is an opportunity to remind policy makers and the public of the many habitats that fit under the name ‘wetlands’. To help with this, the Secretariat making resources freely available…

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Visitor centres in World Heritage Areas

By Connor Walsh / 15th March 2021

World Heritage UK has brought together visitor centre experts from three countries for an enlightening webinar. Recorded in February, they have made it available for you to watch, along with a summary and downloads of the presentations used. The presenters dealt with their varied responses to the COVID pandemic restrictions; and some design features looking…

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30 Ideas: bug repellent station

By Connor Walsh / 14th March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: bug spray station Description: Mosquitos and other bugs can deter people from visiting wetland centres. Some repellent can be harmful to freshwater systems. Therefore, at Futian Mangrove Ecological Park in Shenzhen, China, visitors are encouraged to apply repellent at the park entrance. Applying repellent at the park entrance but not…

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30 Ideas: salt bags

By Connor Walsh / 11th March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Salt bags Description: In the Salinas de San Pedro, the water coming from the salty lagoon of the Mar Menor passes through different types of ponds, in which the size and depth are reduced, progressively increasing the salinity, until the salt precipitates in the ponds and crystallises. So that visitors…

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World Migratory Bird Day grants in EAAF

By Connor Walsh / 9th March 2021

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is funding their partners to initiate activities for World Migratory Bird Day 2021! The Small Grant for World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was established to provide financial support to EAAFP Partners and collaborators from EAAFP Task Forces and Working Groups who plan to organise public events and/or conservation action-oriented…

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