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Deadline extended for 1st WLI Asia-Oceania Conference

By Connor Walsh / 4th April 2024

Registration is now open for the first WLI Asia-Oceania Conference, to be hosted at Diyasaru Park. Please submit your registration by Friday 12 April, via Google Forms.  Kindly note that partial airfare sponsorship will be provided for one delegate per member center. Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact the organisers.

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WLI Bulletin March 2024

By Connor Walsh / 22nd March 2024

Download PDF WLI World March 2024 Issue 29 of WLI World: you can both download as PDF to print, or view story-by-story here. Open each story by tapping on its title. Welcome Expand Welcome to your latest Wetland Link International newsletter.           WLI plays a role supporting the Convention on Wetlands in its Oversight Panel…

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Women in Conservation Workshop – Celebrating International Women’s Day

By Khouloud Belhadj / 15th February 2024

     Join us on March 8th, 2024, for an empowering event dedicated to women in the field of conservation. To celebrate with International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to host the first Women in Conservation Workshop, an integral part of MBP. It is a unique gathering that shines a spotlight on the pivotal contributions…

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World Wetlands Day 2024 summary

By Connor Walsh / 13th February 2024

2024 was another strong year for World Wetlands Day activities, as you can see on the official World Wetlands Day website. Here’s a summary from the WLI network. Our friends at MedWet ran a social media campaign on the year’s theme, which they called #WetlandsForHumans. One of their spotlights was this post about the Head…

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Vacancy: International Engagement Assistant

By Connor Walsh / 13th February 2024

The WLI core team at WWT is hiring it’s next Assistant. The role is similar to a paid internship: it is limited to a maximum of nine months; it is fully remote; and it will pay for up to two days a week. The role supports the team’s International Engagement work, so will be about…

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WLI membership survey 2023

By Connor Walsh / 12th February 2024

The WLI core team at WWT welcomes your input as WLI members by email all year round: wli@wwt.org.uk is how to reach us.  We also use online surveys to get a wider sweep of feedback in a short period. In late 2023, 46 WLI members took part in our survey. At more than ten percent…

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Garden for the attraction and conservation of pollinators

By Connor Walsh / 9th February 2024

Thank you to the pupils and teachers of Liceo Taller San Miguel, who share their different World Wetlands Day 2024 activities. We celebrate the World Wetlands Day by building a garden in favor of the attraction and conservation of pollinators, among which we can find the Monarch butterfly, a species that in our zone is…

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Dr Mumba visits London Wetland Centre

By Connor Walsh / 7th February 2024

Dr Musonda Mumba, Secretary General of the Convention on Wetlands, and Flore Lafaye de Micheaux, Europe Senior Regional Advisor for the Convention, visited WWT in London on the 6th and 7th of February. They visited the London Wetland Centre, where Dr Mumba had volunteered when she studied in London during the early 1990s. Pictured here…

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What WLI did in 2023

By Connor Walsh / 24th January 2024

A summary of WLI staff and volunteers’ activities in 2023 Download PDF of Annual Review 2023 Small Grants launch and awards In 2023, WLI launched its first global grant scheme for members of the network. International law firm Eversheds Sutherland funded the scheme. The WLI core team assessed seventeen applications, and six WLI members were…

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Magic of interpreting natural patterns

By Connor Walsh / 23rd January 2024

The staff and pupils at Liceo Taller San Miguel and its Danapure wetland have created a beautiful book celebrating a recent project. Lichens, Messengers of Nature, is a way for school children to empathise with nature. They explore their wetland, and when they find lichens, they examine the patterns the lichens make. They ‘reverse engineer’…

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