Africa

Children prepare for a video conference

World Migratory Bird Day 2020

By Connor Walsh / 13th February 2020

Birds connect our world! And every year, we connect school children in video conferences and visits to their wetland centres. In May and October 2020, school children around the world will have the chance to visit their local wetland centre and then tell other children all about it by video conference! The questions we will…

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Participation of our intern Adil Boulahia in a new initiative: the Flight Of The Osprey !

By Adil Boulahia / 19th September 2019

WLI supports the flight of Osprey   Wetland Link International is proud to support and collaborate with the incredible Sacha Dench, the first woman to cross the Channel by Paramotor. We are delighted to be part of the Conservation without Borders advisory team. Sacha has confirmed her bold new project to follow the osprey migration route next fall…

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Adil in WWT offices

WLI intern 2019/2020 “The chance to learn”

By Connor Walsh / 16th July 2019

“The chance to learn”   Originally from a beautiful country in North Africa called Morocco. I have always been a fan of nature and its wonders. As a lawyer by training, I wanted to make an academic transition to a field that would be more meaningful to me. In 2016 I had the merit of…

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Birds and Schools 2019 review

By Connor Walsh / 11th July 2019

To mark World Migratory Bird Day, WLI members once again held video conferences across country and continental boundaries.  On the East Atlantic Flyway, our initiative Migratory Birds for People connected two groups of schools, one in English and one in French; WLI Americas connected schools in English from Canada to Colombia. Children in Luxembourg, France,…

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Migratory birds at ROK Senegal

By Chris Rostron / 30th May 2018

As part of its Communication, Education, Awareness and Partnership activities, the Kalissaye Ornithological Reserve, in collaboration with primary schools, organized a forty-eight hour (48h) Union of Voices for the Conservation of Migratory Birds. During these 48 hours, various activities were implemented. It’s about: – At the CESP (Education, Public Awareness and Partnership Center) Room Level:…

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visitors in front of bird centre

Urdaibai migrant project, Basque Country

By Chris Rostron / 22nd May 2018

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 of them spend the spring and summer here…

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WWD 2018: WCK Nakuru, Kenya

By Chris Rostron / 30th March 2018

WCK Nakuru today joined other organization in celebrating the WORLD WETLAND DAY under the banner WETLANDS FOR SUSTAINABLE  URBAN FUTURE; HEALTHY WETLANDS CLEAN TOWNS at Lake Olbolosat  ‘aplace of sacrifice in maa language’  in Nyandarua. The day was marked  in the honorable presence of the Hon Najib Balala Tourism and wildlife  Cabinet secretary as the Chief…

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World Migratory Bird Day, 2017, Diawling, Mauritania

By Connor Walsh / 7th June 2017

About On Friday the 12th May 2017, Diawling National Park celebrated World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) with schools from Ziré Sbeikhat and Ziré Taghrédient, both located on the edge of the park. The day was celebrated by organisation of field trips for the students, to discover and explore the wetlands close by. It was also…

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WMBD 2017 in Morocco

By Chris Rostron / 3rd June 2017

Report of the activities of the ecological information center of the lagoon complex Sidi Moussa Oualidia The celebration of World Migratory Bird Day in the Ecological Information Center started on May 7, 2017 and ended on May 11, 2017, and was marked by three types of activity: School visits by school groups; Educational presentation at…

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WLI Bulletin, May 2017

By Chris Rostron / 3rd May 2017

The WLI update May 2017 is now available, with stories from wetland centres in Canada and Romania, an update on WWT’s Flight of the Swans expedition, an opportunity to report on your wetland as part of a global survey, and how the network is developing in West Africa.  We hope you enjoy reading it, and please contact us if…

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