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International Symposium on Conservation and Management of Wetlands

By Connor Walsh / 4th March 2021

On 15 March 2021, Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society (SWCS) will host the 4th International Symposium on Conservation and Management of Wetlands (ISCMW 2020). SWCS is a non-profit organisation based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and mandated by the Sabah Wildlife Department to manage the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Ramsar Site (KKWRS), the only urban Ramsar Site in…

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Wetlands podcasts to reach new audiences

By Connor Walsh / 2nd March 2021

In 2020 and 2021, people in many countries are seeking ways to relax, and often ways to sleep. Apps and podcasts of relaxation techniques are using meditative music and soothing nature sounds. You may be able to provide such sounds from your wetland, and even to use them in novel podcasts. There are two broad…

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News from East Atlantic Flyway

By Connor Walsh / 25th February 2021

The latest Newsletter from Migratory Birds for People is now online! With articles from up and down the East Atlantic Flyway, download the PDF to learn how our peers have been keeping visitors safe when visiting their centres: Sensory and fun outdoor activities for kids 2021 Species year – trying to count 2021 species of…

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WWD 2021 at Biodiversum, Luxembourg

By Connor Walsh / 24th February 2021

To celebrate the Ramsar Conventions’ 50th  anniversary, BirdLife Luxembourg and Biodiversum Nature Centre were invited by RTL Radio to speak about the Ramsar Convention, wetlands and their conservation in Luxembourg and worldwide. World Wetlands Day was the ideal time. Visits to wetlands were postponed due to current health restrictions, so these interviews were a great…

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WLA Asia Fund 2021 Now open!

By Connor Walsh / 22nd February 2021

Members of WLI Asia can now apply for funding to help with Communications, Education, Participation, and Awareness (CEPA); or participatory wetland management and monitoring, and Ramsar Site Designation. The closing date is 26 March 2021. Download the guidelines and information:

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UKUMARI World Wetlands Day

By Chris Rostron / 19th February 2021

For the celebration of World Wetlands Day, the subject of study with the visitors was Climate Change, highlighting the importance of wetlands in controlling the increase in temperature and conserving life.We celebrated with the visitors and especially with the children, for whom we prepared a presentation of plays inviting our wetland animals as characters, we…

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Share your stories

By Connor Walsh / 15th February 2021

Three-way call for stories! We’ve sent out a short email seeking your input on: World Wetlands Day: let us share your activities! WLI World Bulleting: we are editing the next 6-monthly newsletter, with your medium-to-long stories and photos. 30 Ideas: as part of our 30th anniversary, we are asking WLI members to share simple, short…

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Lake Tota’s World Wetlands Day 2021

By Connor Walsh / 11th February 2021

In Colombia, Fundación Montecito and Lake Tota held two activities for World Wetlands Day 2021. On 2nd February, they were able to hold a unique dialogue with indigenous representative Mamo Kankuamo, next to Lake Tota, about the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Wetlands. They recorded a video of the discussion by the lakeside. They…

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Wakkerstroom photo contest & webinar!

By Connor Walsh / 11th February 2021

February 2021 in South Africa saw restricitons on public activities, so Wakkerstroom Tourism and Education Centre have run two online events, around World Wetlands Day. First is a photography competition, run together with the Wakkerstroom Natural Heritage Association. If you are in the area, you can still enter the content! It closes on 27 February.…

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Wetland online game from Liminka Bay!

By Connor Walsh / 10th February 2021

Liminka Bay Visitor Centre stayed closed during World Wetlands Day 2021, but the staff were able to celebrate wetlands by publishing a new wetland educational game online. You can play the game in Finnish, Swedish, or English. You oversee an entire wetland, from the peatlands to the estuary. You chose what actions to initiate or…

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