Asia

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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WI Japan colleagues visit WWT Slimbridge

By Chris Rostron / 30th May 2018

Great to welcome Emiko Nakagura and her colleagues from Wetlands International Japan to WWT Slimbridge, after spending time with them at Ramsar SC54 the week before.  They had a good look around all aspects of the centre, from exploring the grounds, watching our crane pair and their newly laid egg, and looking around the visitor…

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World Wetlands Day 2018 at Hong Kong Wetland Park

By Chris Rostron / 27th February 2018

Hong Kong Wetland Park celebrates World Wetlands Day 2018 To echo with the theme“Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future”, Hong Kong Wetland Park (HKWP) organised a series of fun-filled activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2018. The activities included the winter signature event Bird Watching Festival, public lectures, workshops, bird watching guided tours, bird…

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Agusan Marsh Youth Summit

By Connor Walsh / 15th November 2017

In celebration of the 18th year anniversary as a Ramsar Site and 21st year anniversary as a Protected Area, the Protected Area Office in collaboration with the 6 Municipal Local Government Units of AMWS, Philsaga Mining Corporation and the Department of Education-Agusan del Sur had initiated a Youth Summit last November 14, 2017. The activity…

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Hong Kong BioBlitz 2017, 3-4 November at Tai Tam Tuk

By Chris Rostron / 30th October 2017

Over 24 hours on 3-4 November 2017, Tai Tam Tuk, the smallest mangrove in Hong Kong, will host the second Hong Kong BioBlitz: a collaborative citizen science event where public, expert naturalists and volunteers race to to identify as many species of wildlife as possible! This event is organised by Tai Tam Tuk Eco Education…

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WWT visits Guandu Nature Park, Taiwan

By Chris Rostron / 2nd October 2017

Peter Morris and Sacha Dench from Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) visited Guandu Nature Park on the afternoon of September 16th 2017. They started with a tour around the Park while discussing the Park and its history. Then the conversation moved towards issues faced with running a center within such an urban city while maintaining a…

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Asian Wetland Symposium / WLI Asia 2017

By Chris Rostron / 18th June 2017

AWS planning group, Suncheon, February 2017 We are working with the organisers of the Asian Wetland Symposium to prepare for their conference from the 4th to the 10th of November this year, with a dedicated WLI Asia day on the 11th of November.  There are opportunities to submit abstracts for presentations or posters to showcase your CEPA-related…

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