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Bees, the great polinators!

By Chris Rostron / 20th August 2021

After a year away from our wetland, we discovered a great surprise today. The artificial habitat that was built to conserve species of insects such as bees is now being used by several species, and we are going to use this to start a new project to study them. The peace and quiet that they…

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child cutting out wetland shapes

30 Ideas: Wetland materials for young children from Putú

By Connor Walsh / 18th April 2021

See all 30 Ideas Description: The idea was to design and develop types of environmental interpretation, taking into account the audience and use of the material, either in the classroom or in the field. Biodiversity information is included in these materials as well as reference to the delivery of the management plan for the Nature…

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Hands holding monarch butterfly on yellow bush with tiny tag

30 Ideas: Monarch Ambassadors, Helping to Answer the Questions

By Connor Walsh / 22nd March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Monarch Ambassadors, Helping to Answer the Questions. Description: To better answer questions about Cape May County’s specific role in the East Coast migration of Monarch butterflies, the Monarch Monitoring Project trained a group of Monarch Ambassadors at The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, USA. The Monarch Ambassadors measure…

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DANAPURE World Wetlands Day 2021, Colombia

By Chris Rostron / 19th February 2021

Every drop that springs from the wetland serves to renew our commitment to the planet. The students were not present at our celebration, but they contributed ideas from home to identify the place, which shows in a natural way the importance of insects such as ants and butterflies in the conservation of wetland ecosystems. We…

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UKUMARI Dia Mundial de los Humedales

UKUMARI World Wetlands Day

By Chris Rostron / 19th February 2021

For the celebration of World Wetlands Day, the subject of study with the visitors was Climate Change, highlighting the importance of wetlands in controlling the increase in temperature and conserving life.We celebrated with the visitors and especially with the children, for whom we prepared a presentation of plays inviting our wetland animals as characters, we…

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UKUMARI biopark, new WLI member

By Chris Rostron / 14th January 2021

“UKUMARI Park was created 5 years ago as a Biopark whose mission is the conservation of biodiversity, with clear objectives of environmental education, research, conservation, animal welfare and sustainability. It covers an area of 44.5 hectares, in a tropical dry forest zone to promote natural tourism and encourage a positive impact on the issue of…

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DANAPURE World Environment Day

By Chris Rostron / 19th August 2020

To celebrate WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, we wanted to pay tribute to our DANAPURE Wetland, Colombia, as a place that has become a special reference of what the environment that surrounds us really is. Our Wetland has become a beautiful lesson in renewal and rebirth that surprises us every day by becoming a place of life…

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Danapure wetland: celebration of World Biodiversity Day

By Chris Rostron / 10th March 2020

The celebration of World Biodiversity Day had some special moments.  Danapure wetland carried out an inventory of plants that protect wetland waters. A very special celebration was held at the DANAPURE Wetland, where students made an inventory of a plant species, which, besides being ornamental, has a special function and consists of protecting and conserving…

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Birds and Schools 2020

By Connor Walsh / 20th 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! We are preparing for…

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UKUMARI Biopark ecoguides

By Connor Walsh / 18th February 2020

At the UKUMARI Biopark, the local children who are responsible for the protection of the biopark’s ecosystems held a special and joyful celebration event for World Wetlands Day. With the biologists of the research centre, they are preparing to be the guides for visitors to the park, and doing it with great responsibility. Everyone is…

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