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1st promo image for 1st WLI Asia-Oceania conference 2024, showying Diyasaru Park

First WLI Asia-Oceania Conference announced!

By Connor Walsh / 22nd January 2024

Diyasaru Park will host the first ever WLI Asia-Oceania Conference! From 17 to 21 June, the Park and RRC-East Asia will: Facilitate interaction among members through information and experience-sharing sessions, and Explore opportunities for future collaboration among the members. Registration will open in February 2024. For more information and contact details, see this PDF document.

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Free CEPA consultancy sessions

By Connor Walsh / 19th January 2024

As a special New Year promotion, Alex Hughes, Project Manager, International Engagement will be offering free tailored advice sessions on MS Teams or Zoom. There are only five slots remaining, each of 30 minutes. The sessions are for any CEPA topic that you need help with, e.g. delivering live interpretation, evaluating CEPA activities, or creating…

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Empowering Communities in Santa Cecilia

By Khouloud Belhadj / 5th January 2024

The workshop in Santa Cecilia, Colombia, brought students from Liceo Taller San Miguel together with kids from Afro-Colombian communities. Led by Luz Stella Tisnes Ocampo, the participants expanded their activities beyond the Danapure wetland, engaging with various communities to exchange knowledge and experiences.     The journey to Santa Cecilia was more than just a…

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Interpretation conversations in China

By Connor Walsh / 12th December 2023

The Project Manager for International Engagement at WWT, Alex Hughes, writes this summary of her recent visit to multiple wetlands, visitor centres, and wetland communicators in China.  In November, I had the fantastic opportunity to spend nearly two weeks in China hosted by our partners at MCF (Mangrove Foundation). I connected with WLI members and…

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education sessions with local schools

WLI member survey 2023

By Connor Walsh / 4th December 2023

Deadline December 18, 2023. We invite you to take part in the WLI member survey for this year. It helps us adapt to your circumstances and facilitate the best possible network for you. WLI Member survey 2023 The survey covers everything the WLI core teams do for you. It should take you about eight minutes…

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Pollinator habitat in Danapure

By Connor Walsh / 1st December 2023

DANAPURE wetland (Colombia). Adaptation of space as a new habitat projecwi6h native plants to attract and conserve pollinators, which allow the propagation of plants and the production of fruits though the pollen they carry. For the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexipus) and the Asclepia curassavica , a wild species in danger of extinction and the only…

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MBP Annual Meeting at EVOA 2023!

By Connor Walsh / 27th November 2023

EVOA and Companhia das Lezírias hosted the meeting superbly at the start of October.   As in other Europe-based meetings, participants struggled to get visas, however two African members were present: Bose Kosemani of Lekki Conservation Centre in Nigeria, and Emmanuel Taye of the University of Accra.   We took part in a hide assessment…

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National bird day at DANAPURE

By Connor Walsh / 27th October 2023

In the natural scenery offered the DANAPURE Wetland and its trails that we are about to inaugurate, our students by FLYPER environmentalists who work on the identification of species by analyzing their songs, conducted a day of research to begin the construction of an inventory of possible species that have the wetland as a permanent…

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Zoom call from the WMBD 2023 birds and schools project

World Migratory Bird Day 2023 – Birds and Schools Americas

By Chris Rostron / 17th October 2023

On Thursday the 12th October we got together with Environment for the Americas and schools from Argentina and El Salvador, to share their experiences of World Migratory Bird Day, on the theme of Water. It was a great session and we heard how students had worked to create interpretative dance, social media campaigns, artwork and…

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Call for proposals for RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024

By Connor Walsh / 16th October 2023

The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) is now accepting project proposals for funding support under the RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024. Wetland advocates from the region are invited to apply for small grants in line with the following thematic areas: Wetland Conservation and Wise Use to support the implementation of the 4th Ramsar Strategic…

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