Connecting wetland centres across the world


Urdaibai migrant project, Basque Country

A group of Senegalese refugees visited the UBC with the organisation Ongi Etorri Errefuxiatuak, Busturialdea.  Amongst many things, they wanted to explore the way in which this Center and their country are connected by birds. What relationship do birds from Basque Country have with Senegal? Well, many

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New Zealand Celebrates WWD 2018 with a Bioblitz

Bioblitz at NZ National Wetland Centre

Colleagues from New Zealand marked World Wetland Day with a Bioblitz at Lake Rotopiko at the National Wetland Trust’s site.  Schools came to take part in the bioblitz, and it was supported by research agency Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research.  Dr. Monica Peters won a competition run by

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WI Japan colleagues visit WWT Slimbridge

Great to welcome Emiko Nakagura and her colleagues from Wetlands International Japan to WWT Slimbridge, after spending time with them at Ramsar SC54 the week before.  They had a good look around all aspects of the centre, from exploring the grounds, watching our crane pair and their

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WLI at Ramsar SC54

The Head of WLI, Chris Rostron and Martin Spray, CEO of WWT, attended the Ramsar Standing Committee 54, as WWT is one of the official Ramsar International NGO partners (IOPs).  Standing Committee allows selected contracting parties (countries) to review the work of the Ramsar convention, and review and

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WLI Bulletin April 2018

Patiripantes del taller 'la Cultura y los Humedales', Vlim, Alemania

Please see our April Bulletin for the latest WLI stories from our outgoing intern Pato Guerrero, WWT’s Cambodia conservation activities, the Ramsar Culture Network and plans for the coming World Migratory Birds day event linking schools along the flyway.  If you would like to submit a story

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Russian Visit to WWT Slimbridge

Baltic Fund for Nature Colleagues Visit WWT Slimbridge, UK Eugene and Yulia from BFN visited us at Slimbridge today to discuss opportunities for joint work in Russia, and their progress on the WLI Russia network.  They are working on three interpretation sites in the Leningrad region, around

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Singapore team visiting WWT Slimbridge

Was lovely to have Sharon Chan and the Singapore team visiting WWT Slimbridge today, and hear about the great conservation work they are doing. Slimbridge has changed since Sharon last came in 1983! Here we are in our Kingfisher Cafe of our wetland centre.

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World Water Day

The 22nd of March is World Water Day, a chance to raise awareness of the importance of water for humans and wildlife.  This year’s theme is Nature for Water, focussing on Nature Based Solutions (NBS), including SuDs (sustainable drainage systems), treatment wetlands, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, farm

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Connecting Schools and Birds 2017

Drawing of different birds

Connecting Schools and Birds in the East Atlantic Flyway On Thursday the 11th of May, MBP’s Connecting Birds and Schools project took place, with pupils from across seven schools in Europe and West Africa visiting their local wetlands, and preparing a report on migratory birds.  they visited

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WLI Internship Applications 2018-19 now open!

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust hosts the Wetland Link International (WLI) initiative, a support network for those working in wetland centres that deliver CEPA activities (Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness) at wetland sites. The network has over 300 members, and forms part of Ramsar’s CEPA programme, as

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