Celebrating your connection to the Convention on Wetlands

By Connor Walsh / 5th April 2024

Every country within the Convention on Wetlands has two official roles which connect people like you, carrying out wetland education, to the national government and the wetlands COP (Conference of the Parties). These roles are National Focal Points for CEPA (Communications, Capacity, Education, Participation, Awareness); one in a government role, one non-governmental.  WLI members and…

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Dr Mumba visits London Wetland Centre

By Connor Walsh / 7th February 2024

Dr Musonda Mumba, Secretary General of the Convention on Wetlands, and Flore Lafaye de Micheaux, Europe Senior Regional Advisor for the Convention, visited WWT in London on the 6th and 7th of February. They visited the London Wetland Centre, where Dr Mumba had volunteered when she studied in London during the early 1990s. Pictured here…

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CEPA at Wetlands Convention Standing Committee

By Connor Walsh / 5th September 2023

The Head of WLI, Chris Rostron, is at the Standing Committee meeting of the Convention on Wetlands, in Gland, Switzerland. He is helping develop the CEPA approach within the Convention. Some of you participated in the online workshops we held before the last Wetland Convention COP late last year, so you as WLI members are…

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Wetland Learning Hub – website now live!

By Alex Hughes / 6th July 2023

WWT is pleased to announce the launch of our first Foundation Course in Wetland Health and Vitality, part of the developing Wetland Learning Hub. The online learning platform is aimed at early career professionals or those that want to develop their understanding of wetland conservation. WWT is looking for 50 wetland people to help to…

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World Wetlands Day 2023 materials

By Connor Walsh / 15th December 2022

‘It’s time for wetland restoration‘ is the slogan for World Wetlands Day 2023. Whether in-person, online, or via media, World Wetlands Day provides an opportunity to engage new people or familiar faces on a new topic. Materials The Ramsar Convention’s Secretariat has already provided rich materials you can use free of charge, on the World…

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Announcing the first Star Wetland Centres!

By Connor Walsh / 9th November 2022

Congratulations to the 23 WLI members who have today been announced as Star Wetland Centres! The Head of WLI, Chris Rostron, announced the winners at Ramsar COP14 in Geneva, Switzerland on 9 November 2022. The 23 winners have shown excellence according to their means in wetland Communication, Education, Participation, and Awareness (CEPA). They each receive…

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Youthful Wetland Dialogue on Metaverse Call for exhibitors and presenters

By Connor Walsh / 1st November 2022

Young people are key stakeholders to wetland conservation and many of them are taking actions. We are creating an extraordinary virtual event on Gather.Town for all youth participants to showcase their work, share ideas and interact with each other around the world during Ramsar COP14 held from 5th to 13th November, 2022. In this virtual event…

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For media: Star wetland centres

By Connor Walsh / 31st October 2022

Global news release: download Word document or click below to reveal. Global news release Expand News release: New ‘Star Awards’ for best wetland educators, visitor attractions Embargo 17.00 UTC, 9 November 2022.   Environmental education has a new mark of quality. Twenty-three locations around the world are the first ever Wetland Centre Stars, after an…

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Pre-COP14 CEPA online meeting

By Connor Walsh / 14th October 2022

We are a few weeks away from one of the most important events in the world of wetlands: the conference of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, COP14, is in early November. The head of WLI, Chris Rostron is also part of the Ramsar CEPA Oversight Panel, and will be playing an active role in the…

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Ramsar COP14 to be held in Geneva

By Connor Walsh / 12th July 2022

The next wetlands Conference of the Parties, Ramsar COP14, has been rescheduled. It will now happen in Geneva, Switzerland, on 5 to 13 November, chaired virtually by China. COP14 was originally to be held in Wuhan, China, later in November. The COVID situation in that country has made that difficult. The updated plan is for…

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