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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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World Forestry Day at the Reghaiaé Hunting Center, Algeria

By Chris Rostron / 3rd April 2017

Report on the progress of the celebration of the World Forestry Day at the Reghaiaé Hunting Center On the occasion of the World Forestry Day, the scout group el Amel Ali Khodja from Réghaia to celebrate World Forestry Day, at Reghaia plot level in collaboration with the hunting center, an exhibition, drawing contest and a…

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World Wetlands Day 2017 in West Africa

By Chris Rostron / 9th March 2017

SENEGAL Nature Communautés développement, potential partner in Senegal Nature Communities NCD Development (potential partner BirdLife in Senegal), through its new Director of Programs, Aliou BAH participated in the celebration of the World Wetlands Day organized by the National Parks Department at the Ministry of Environment and Development Sustainable. In the format of a scientific forum,…

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WWD 2017 in Morocco with SPANA

By Chris Rostron / 3rd February 2017

SPANA Morocco and its partners Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017       In partnership with the HCEFLCD Regional Directorate: The event was attended by 63 Kenitra civil society representatives, students and researchers. On the program of the day, three presentations on: – The National Strategy for Wetlands, by Mrs. El Asri Bouchara of DREFLCD /…

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Celebration of the International Day of Wetlands at the Fishing Center in Raghia 02 February 2017

By Chris Rostron / 3rd February 2017

          A rich and varied educational program has been finalized by the hunting center of Réghaia in collaboration with the youth league for the preservation of the environment organizes 2nd to 4th February open doors for all visits organized with a rich program: Educational  presentation on the theme of the year…

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Pan-African Ornithological Congress 14

By Chris Rostron / 26th October 2016

Abdoulaye Ndiaye and Chris Rostron at the Round Table discussion The WLI manager attended the 14th Pan African Ornithological Congress, in Dakar, Senegal, and focussed on the role of wetland centres, and the importance of maintaining networks amongst conservationists. Particularly important was promoting the Migratory Birds for People network (MBP) as we still have to…

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AEWA MOP6

By Connor Walsh / 23rd November 2015

The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) held its sixth Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) in Bonn, Germany, from the 9th to the 14thNovember, bringing together contracting parties to the treaty, as well as other NGOs and observers.  The Migratory Birds for People network (MBP, the East Atlantic version of WLI) was represented by Chris Rostron, Abdoulaye Ndiaye and Florian Keel, to link…

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AEWA MOP6

By Chris Rostron / 23rd November 2015

The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) held its sixth Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) in Bonn, Germany, from the 9th to the 14th November 2015, bringing together contracting parties to the treaty, as well as other NGOs and observers. The Migratory Birds for People network (MBP, the East Atlantic version of WLI) was represented by Chris Rostron, Abdoulaye Ndiaye…

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WLI Update February 2014

By Chris Rostron / 13th February 2014

WLI Update February 2014 New Partners  Creekside, London, UK; World Wetlands Day 2014 Check our website for news from WWD 2014, including stories of bird festivals in the UK, guided tours of wetland centres in Russia, and talks at the newly finished wetland centre in Baikka Beel, Bangladesh, events at Hong Kong and more.  If…

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Roche Caiman Wetlands

By Chris Rostron / 6th February 2014

Success! Nature Seychelles proves that wetlands help prevent flooding   Recent heavy rains have proved that Nature Seychelles improvements to the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman wetland are working. The NGO manages the artificial wetland, which is in close proximity to Victoria, the capital of Seychelles. Flood protection, flow maintenance and water purification are some of…

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