Connecting wetland centres across the world


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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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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