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Asian Wetland Symposium NEW DATE & call for abstracts

By Connor Walsh / 1st June 2021

The next Asian Wetland Symposium will happen online from 5 to 9 July 2021. The 9th Symposium is calling for submissions of spoken or poster presentations. If you are interested, please consider sharing an abstract with the organisers by 7 May. There are eight topics: Impacts of COVID-19 on wetlands Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and ecosystem-based…

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World Migratory Bird Day grants in EAAF

By Connor Walsh / 9th March 2021

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is funding their partners to initiate activities for World Migratory Bird Day 2021! The Small Grant for World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was established to provide financial support to EAAFP Partners and collaborators from EAAFP Task Forces and Working Groups who plan to organise public events and/or conservation action-oriented…

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WLA Asia Fund 2021 Now open!

By Connor Walsh / 22nd February 2021

Members of WLI Asia can now apply for funding to help with Communications, Education, Participation, and Awareness (CEPA); or participatory wetland management and monitoring, and Ramsar Site Designation. The closing date is 26 March 2021. Download the guidelines and information:

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Livestreaming wetland centres

By Connor Walsh / 16th January 2021

WWF Hong Kong Mai Po While the public couldn’t get to Mai Po Wetland Centre, the education team stepped up with a cheerful video livestream. Staff across the reserve used their phones to join a Zoom call, and the leader selected between them to send their full-screen image to a livestream. An educator in the…

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EAAFP flyway youth forum 2020

By Chris Rostron / 2nd November 2020

This event is by and for young people, aged 18-30, who are passionate about birds and wetlands along the East Asian Australasian flyway and beyond. Two sets of virtual meetings will take place late November and early December, and the deadline for registration is the 30th October, so be quick! ​Sign up for your chance…

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Reduced capacity during COVID19

By Chris Rostron / 31st March 2020

The staff who head and coordinate WLI are returning to work for one day a week, while employer WWT  responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. So both Chris Rostron and Connor Walsh ask your patience in communications over the next few weeks. If you are a WLI member, we will be sending updates to your registered…

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World Wetlands Day in Bandar Khamir, Iran

By Connor Walsh / 4th March 2020

Participation and cooperation of the people of Bandar Khamir city in holding the big event of World Wetlands Day The people of Bandar Khamir, where contains the largest marine wetland in the Middle East and the widest mangrove forests covering an area of about 86,000 ha, celebrated this year’s World Wetland Day gloriously. The purpose…

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WLI Asia Study Grant 2020

By Connor Walsh / 4th March 2020

Applications are now open for the WLI Asia Study Grant 2020. The closing date is 17 March 2020! The grants can cover capacity-building of wetland centre managers, network development among wetland centres, or sharing experience on wetland centre management and program facilitation.

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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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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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