Connecting wetland centres across the world


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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Ramsar Culture Network Workshop

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

Ramsar Culture Network – Vilm Workshop The Head of WLI, Chris Rostron, attended a Ramsar Workshop on Culture and Wetlands, on the island of Vilm on the Baltic coast of Germany.  The workshop addressed the role of culture in delivery of effective wetland conservation, and brought together

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Youth Art Contest 2018 – Society of Wetland Scientists

Society of Wetland Scientists 2018 Youth Art Contest The Society of Wetland Scientists is currently accepting submissions for its Youth Art Contest. All artwork must be submitted online by April 2, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. GMT. This year’s theme is Wetland Wildlife. Age Categories + Grades 1

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Hong Kong Wetland Park

Hong Kong Wetland Park celebrates World Wetlands Day 2018 To echo with the theme“Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future”, Hong Kong Wetland Park (HKWP) organised a series of fun-filled activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2018. The activities included the winter signature event Bird Watching Festival,

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WLI Russia 2018

The Workshop of Wetland Link International-Russia was held on 1st February 2018 in Tver on a platform of the First All-Russian Ornithological Congress. 56 people from 16 regions of Russia, as well as the Republic of Belarus, Switzerland and UK – representatives of international, governmental, scientific and

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What WLI did in 2017

  Migratory Birds Day, May 2017 schools and birds project. We facilitated 6 schools and wetland centres to take part, with a final skype conference call between three of the schools.   WLI internship: Our intern, Patricio Guerrero from Chile, started in June, replacing our previous intern

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Birds and Schools 2018

Webconference with schools

To celebrate World Migratory Birds Day 2018, we are planning to run a group activity connecting wetland sites and local schools along the flyways, with a video conference call between them to share experiences of their visits.  We did this last year in the MBP network (WLI

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World Wetlands Day 2018

The 2nd of February is World Wetlands Day, celebrating urban wetlands and their role in supporting life for both humans and wildlife.  There is a host of material available on Ramsar’s website, including information posters, case studies, colouring-in poster for children, and an opportunity to upload your event

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The WLI network is endorsed by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands and coordinated by WWT.


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