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WLI at Ramsar COP13

Ras al Kohr flamingos

The Head of WLI, Chris Rostron, attended the Ramsar Conference of the Parties (COP13) in Dubai at the end of October, and delivered several side events as well as working with colleagues on the CEPA programme for Ramsar.  We worked with France to host a side event

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WLI Asia membership renewal!

The Ramsar Regional Centre East Asia (RRC-EA) leads on WLI Asia and are currently updating the WLI Asia membership, for both new and existing WLI-Asia network members. This includes both wetland centers that are established near a wetland and provide information, interpretation, education, and activities on wetlands

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The second celebration of World Migratory Birds Day at Kalissaye Reserve, Senegal

The Kalissaye Ornithological Reserve, is the second protected area in Senegal, created in 1978 for the protection and conservation of birds.  It is also the only side in the south of Senegal where thousands of pairs of laridae (royal and Caspian terns, black headed gulls), pink-backed pelican,

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WLI Bulletin October 2018

Group photo on balcony overlooking wetland at Grand Lieu

Please see our WLI update October 2018 for the latest WLI stories from the new colleague at WLI and WWT Connor Walsh, and wetland centre activites including classical music in Sri Lanka, pond dipping in Canda, a family day in China, birding competitions in Russia, and flirty

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Good practice guidance for awareness-raising and CEPA techniques for wetlands

A flyer showing CEPA in action in Trinidad

Join us at the Ramsar COP13 in Dubai to learn about Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness-raising (CEPA). How are wetland centres reaching the public? Find out, and contribute, in room 5A on Tuesday 23rd October at 18.15.  Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness-raising (CEPA) is one of Ramsar’s most

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Knots painting competition

2018 Knots Painting Competition (deadline: 29th Oct) 2018 Knots Painting Competition (deadline 29th Oct) is held by EAAFP, which is one of activities for “Year of the Knots (2017 – 2018)”, to call for attention and urgent conservation actions to save knots. Participants can draw knots on paper

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WLI in China!

Chris Rostron, Head of WLI, is now in China for a month, working on an exchange project with the Mangrove Conservation Foundation, based in Shenzhen.  We will work together to look at good practice in visitor management and wetland centre design and delivery, including visits to Hainan and

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BioWet project success!

Students at EVOA, Portugal

BioWet – supporting young people to report on the impact of climate change on wetlands A partnership of five organisations from Norway, the UK, Portugal, and the Basque Country (Spain) has received funding from the EU Erasmus programme to develop a web-based tool that allows young people

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Wetlands centres, youth and the arts

Birdwatching at Diyasura, Sri Lanka

Youth and the arts survey – initial results We recently carried out a survey on arts and youth engagement activities at wetland centres and sites, and have now prepared an initial arts and youth report, which we will work on to bring more case studies and information.  Findings

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From Valdivia to WWT Slimbridge, UK

Montserrat at WWT Slimbridge

Montserrat Lara Sutulov works in Valdivia, Chile, promoting urban wetlands amongst local communities and raising awareness of their importance with partners and local authorities, and her organisation is a WLI member.  She is in the UK to attend the Global Environment Summer Academy, but took some time

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