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EAAFP Small grants fund open for application

The East Asian-Australasia Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) has launched a small-grants award. The closing date is 3 February 2019. Download the application form here. There is also more information on the EAAFP website.   

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President opens boardwalk

A woman cutting the grass robe

The nation’s president has visited WLI member in Trinidad and Tobago, Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust, to re-launch a boardwalk for the differently-abled. Speaking at the ceremony, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes celebrated the boardwalk as “a symbol of the creative, forward-thinking and compassionate work of the Trust, which, since

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Monitoring of Mediterranean wetland services for recreation and education

Open water,a row of boats, blue sky

Story originally published on the MedWet website. Local populations in the Mediterranean region depend on wetlands in different aspects of their daily lives. The natural beauty of these ecosystems makes wetlands ideal locations for recreational and educational activities. Most of those recreational activities are organized in or

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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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