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Flyer for WLI Asia Grant March 2020

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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Child asking question during video conference

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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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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Asian Wetland Symposium 2020

By Adil Boulahia / 23rd January 2020

The 9th Asian Wetland Symposium will be held in Suncheon, Republic of Korea. Running from 23 to 27 November 2020, it is being organised by the Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA), Ramsar Center Japan, and Wetlands International – Japan. It is hosted by the city of Suncheon. The Asian Wetland Symposium is a…

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7th WLI Asia Conference

By Adil Boulahia / 8th December 2019

WLI Asia members met in a large group in December 2019. The 7th WLI Asia Conference brought together just under 100 WLI Asia members and local wetland conservation staff and volunteers. WLI member Guandu Nature Park hosted the meeting as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations. The other joint-hosts were Taipei Zoo and the municipality.…

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EU-China NGO Twinning program 2019 deadline

By Samaneh Azizi / 27th March 2019

Wetland centre staff in China and Europe may be interested in a direct exchange, just like the Mangrove Conservation Foundation (MCF) and Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) did last year. The EU-China NGO Twinning Exchange Program supported one-month work trips for WLI’s Chris Rostron in China and MCF’s Chen Qing in the UK . The scheme…

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World Wetlands Day 2019 at Baikka Beel

By Samaneh Azizi / 18th February 2019

World Wetlands Day 2019 was celebrated by the Baragangina Resource Management Organization (RMO), a community-based organization responsible for sustainable management of Baikka Beel permanent wetland sanctuary situated in Hail Haor in Moulvibazar district of Bangladesh.   Events included a rally, discussion on the importance, functions and services of wetlands, and an art competition on the…

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Chinese visit to WLI, UK

By Samaneh Azizi / 20th November 2018

As part of our twinning programme with partners at the Mangrove Foundation (MCF) in Shenzhen, China, we have hosted our colleague Chen Qing at WWT Slimbridge and then at WWT London Wetland Centre (see right). Chen Qing has worked with both WLI and WWT Consulting, and spent time with staff in the wetland centres to look…

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WLI Asia membership renewal!

By Samaneh Azizi / 16th November 2018

The Ramsar Regional Centre East Asia (RRC-EA) leads on WLI Asia and are currently updating the WLI Asia membership, for both new and existing WLI-Asia network members. This includes both wetland centers that are established near a wetland and provide information, interpretation, education, and activities on wetlands and wetland conservation to visitors but also any…

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WLI in China!

By Samaneh Azizi / 28th August 2018

Chris Rostron, Head of WLI, is now in China for a month, working on an exchange project with the Mangrove Conservation Foundation, based in Shenzhen.  We will work together to look at good practice in visitor management and wetland centre design and delivery, including visits to Hainan and the launch of a coastal wetland centre…

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