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4th WLI Americas Webinar, recording ready to view

Union Island, Caribbean, photo: Orisha Joseph

On Tuesday the 30th May we held the 4th WLI Americas webinar with the Association of State Wetland Managers.  With speakers from the US, Puerto Rico, Canada and Colombia, we covered a range of topics around the theme of how to engage local people at your wetland

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Asian Wetland Symposium / WLI Asia 2017

AWS planning group, Suncheon, February 2017

We are working with the organisers of the Asian Wetland Symposium to prepare for their conference from the 4th to the 10th of November this year, with a dedicated WLI Asia day on the 11th of November.  There are opportunities to submit abstracts for presentations or posters to showcase

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World Migratory Bird Day, 2017, Diawling, Mauritania

On Friday the 12th May 2017, Diawling National Park celebrated World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) with schools from Ziré Sbeikhat and Ziré Taghrédient, both located on the edge of the park.  The day was celebrated by organisation of field trips for the students, to discover and explore

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WLI at Ramsar Offices, Switzerland

Group photo at Ramsar offices

WLI was represented by Chris Rostron at the Ramsar Standing Committee 53 (SC53) which met at the Secretariat offices in Switzerland in the last week of May, and looked at plans for the next Ramsar Conference, as well as many areas of work that the Ramsar Convention is

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WLI Americas Webinar, 2017

On Tuesday the 30th May we held the 4th WLI Americas webinar with the Association of State Wetland Managers.  With speakers from the US, Puerto Rico (see their poster, right), Canada and Colombia, we covered a range of topics around the theme of how to engage local

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World Migratory Bird Day 2017, Bangladesh

WMBD BEDS Signs

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has been working to establish a bridge between human and nature besides biodiversity conservation since the very beginning of its journey as an organization. BEDS has been regularly observing diverse national and international days with honour and pride beside doing different

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World Biodiversity Day, 2017, Bangladesh

BEDS workshop

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) celebrated World Biodiversity Day 2017 at the grass-roots level in Bangladesh, adjacent to the Sundarbans mangrove Forest area focusing on this year theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”.  The aim of our celebration is to make people aware about the importance, necessity and conservation

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International day for Biological Diversity

The 22nd of May is the UN International Day for Biological Diversity, see their website here for more information.  This year’s theme is biodiversity and sustainable tourism, very appropriate for many wetland centres that encourage visitors into their sites.  The UN has resources and links on its site

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WLI Bulletin, May 2017

Community oyster harvest, Senegal

The WLI update May 2017 is now available, with stories from wetland centres in Canada and Romania, an update on WWT’s Flight of the Swans expedition, an opportunity to report on your wetland as part of a global survey, and how the network is developing in West

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WLI Americas webinar – attracting visitors on site

John Bunker Sands - Mussel Hunting

Date for your diary: 30th May 2017, WLI Americas Webinar IV, 3-6pm US Eastern Time Working with the US Association of State Wetland Managers, we are holding the 4th WLI Americas webinar on bringing local people into wetland sites.  The Webinar is free to join, please visit

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