Asia

Deadline extended for 1st WLI Asia-Oceania Conference

By Connor Walsh / 4th April 2024

Registration is now open for the first WLI Asia-Oceania Conference, to be hosted at Diyasaru Park. Please submit your registration by Friday 12 April, via Google Forms.  Kindly note that partial airfare sponsorship will be provided for one delegate per member center. Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact the organisers.

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Call for proposals for RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024

By Connor Walsh / 16th October 2023

The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) is now accepting project proposals for funding support under the RRC-EA Wetland Fund 2024. Wetland advocates from the region are invited to apply for small grants in line with the following thematic areas: Wetland Conservation and Wise Use to support the implementation of the 4th Ramsar Strategic…

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Connecting Birds & Schools 2023

By Connor Walsh / 23rd January 2023

Join our schools’ video conferences for World Migratory Bird Day 2023! In the week before 13 May and 14 October, WLI and partners will be hosting video conferences for school pupils in three flyways. If you would like to engage a school in these sessions, get in touch! Be inspired by previous years Important safeguarding…

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First Birds and Schools for East Asian-Australasian Flyway links Incheon, Ro Korea and Hong Kong

By Connor Walsh / 3rd January 2023

Birds and Schools is an interactive and international programme for exchange between schools from different parts of the world, and to share what the students have done or learned about the migratory birds and wetlands they visited. WLI initiated the programme in the East Atlantic Flyway. In 2022, for the first time, the programme was…

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8th WLI Asia Conference Report

By Connor Walsh / 14th October 2022

You can now read the report of the 8th WLI Asia Conference. The in-person part was held in the Philippines in July. It facilitated interaction among members through discussion of specific themes on wetland centre operation and management. The Conference was also an opportunity to launch the expansion of the network to become WLI Asia-Oceania.…

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Connecting Birds and Schools in Asia-Australasia!

By Connor Walsh / 9th September 2022

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is bringing our Connecting Birds and Schools video conferences to their region! We are delighted to be working with their dynamic team to bring our flagship activity to a whole new audience. If you are in that flyway, have a look at their website for a poster and information…

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EAAFP and WLI meet at Slimbridge

By Connor Walsh / 19th July 2022

The WLI team met the Communications Officer of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) this month. Vivan Fu visited WWT Slimbridge wetland centre for a packed afternoon. We discussed plans for Ramsar COP and for the Flyway Youth Forum, among other topics. We will follow-up on these with virtual meetings. Vivian also got to see…

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WLI visit to South Korea

By Chris Rostron / 26th May 2022

Chris Rostron, WLI Global and colleagues from WWT visited South Korea with the East Asia Australasia Flyway Partnership from 16-22 June 2022 to advise on wetlands at Hwaseong, including opportunities for a new wetland centre. The team also visited Gochang Wetland Centre, a WLI member, see photo above with the centre manager Mr Jung and…

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Register for 8th WLI Asia Conference Part 2!

By Connor Walsh / 24th May 2022

We are pleased to inform you that registration for the 8th WLI-Asia Conference is now open. WLI Asia members, please register by 15 June 2022 (Wednesday) through the link here. Should you have any questions regarding the conference, please feel free to contact the organisers at WLI Asia. ★8th WLI-Asia Conference★ Date: 26-29 July 2022…

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A year of women’s nature webinars

By Connor Walsh / 6th March 2022

This International Women’s Day we mark the efforts of the Salem Ornithological Foundation of Tamil Nadu, India, to connect women nature enthusiasts with varying levels of expertise across the State. For a full year, they organised the weekly Tamil Nature Webinar Series, presented exclusively by women birders and nature enthusiasts from Tamil Nadu. For short:…

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