Connecting wetland centres across the world


Looking for Bittern

bird called bittern

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

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Kansas World Wetlands Day 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

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World Wetlands Day in France

Chris giving a presentation

World Wetlands Day is officially launched in France at a national event, held at a different wetland site each year to begin the celebrations. This year the WLI/MBP colleagues at the Lac du Grand Lieu hosted the event, with 125 guests taking part, including Ramsar Association France,

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WLI member social media usage analysis, 2018

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

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EAAFP Small grants fund open for application

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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President opens boardwalk

A woman cutting the grass robe

The nation’s president has visited WLI member in Trinidad and Tobago, 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

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Monitoring of Mediterranean wetland services for recreation and education

Open water,a row of boats, blue sky

Story originally published on the MedWet website. Local populations in the Mediterranean region depend on wetlands in different aspects of their daily lives. The natural beauty of these ecosystems makes wetlands ideal locations for recreational and educational activities. Most of those recreational activities are organized in or

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Pollution, the mindful and the mindset: a sustainable development project

A group of young people outside

In Trinidad and Tobago, the Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust in collaboration with The New Zealand High Commission is embarking on another exciting project, titled “Pollution, The Mindful and the Mindset”. The aim of this programme is to; create awareness in young minds by improving education, raising awareness, human

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UK Department of Environment meets with WLI

A representative of the UK Department of Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) visited the London Wetland Centre to talk with the head of WLI about the UK’s CEPA programme and how we could better work together.  Mauro Barite, who is responsible for Ramsar delivery and reporting at

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Chinese visit to WLI, UK

Chen Qing and Chris Rostron at London Wetland Centre

As part of our twinning programme with partners at the Mangrove Foundation (MCF) in Shenzhen, China, we have hosted our colleague Chen Qing at WWT Slimbridge and then at WWT London Wetland Centre (see right). Chen Qing has worked with both WLI and WWT Consulting, and spent time

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