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BEDS Environmental Award, Bangladesh

By Chris Rostron / 6th June 2017

BEDS wins prestigious Environmental Award in 2017 for its outstanding contributions in Environmental Education Activities Environmental organization Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) received Divisional Environment Award on World Environment day, 5 June 2017. BEDS received the award for its outstanding contributions in Environmental Education Activities. The Chief Executive of BEDS, Mr. Maksudur Rahman received…

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World Biodiversity Day, 2017, Bangladesh

By Chris Rostron / 31st May 2017

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) celebrated World Biodiversity Day 2017 at the grass-roots level in Bangladesh, adjacent to the Sundarbans mangrove Forest area focusing on this year theme “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”.  The aim of our celebration is to make people aware about the importance, necessity and conservation of biodiversity through sustainable eco-tourism. We organized a…

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WLI Asia and AWS planning meeting, Korea

By Chris Rostron / 9th March 2017

The WLI global manager and the Ramsar Regional Centre East Asia team (RRC-EA) attended the planning meeting for the Asian Wetland Symposium in November 2017, which will include the 6th WLI Asia meeting .  RRC-EA hosted the meeting in Suncheon, South Korea, and discussions with partners from the Ramsar Centre Japan and partners from across Asia…

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Agusan Marsh celebrates World Wetlands Day

By Connor Walsh / 4th February 2017

During the World Wetlands Day in 2017, 60 selected high school students with their teachers from the 6 secondary public schools representing the 6 municipalities surrounding AMWS had participated in the Wetlands Tour to AMWS last February 7, 2017. The activity aims to raise awareness among the youth on the importance of AMWS being a…

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Tongli National Wetland Park World Wetland Day 2017

By Chris Rostron / 3rd February 2017

World Wetlands Day : Protect the wetlands, we are always taking action. The February 2nd of 2017 is the 21st World Wetlands Day, and we provided some excellent interactive experiences for kids and their parents in this day. We know that the most natural disasters originated from the water, such as flood and tsunami. As we are…

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Hong Kong Wetland Park celebrates World Wetlands Day 2017

By Chris Rostron / 3rd February 2017

Hong Kong Wetland Park celebrates World Wetlands Day 2017   Over 150 secondary school students participated in the inter-school bird race To echo with the theme“Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction”, Hong Kong Wetland Park (HKWP) organised a series of fun-filled activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2017. The activities included the winter signature event…

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WLI and Japan

By Chris Rostron / 21st December 2016

The WLI manager spent some time in Japan at the end of October attending a wetland NGO meeting and visited the Nakaikemi-shicchi wetland centre, south of Nagoya.  The wetland centre is based in a ‘perched bog’ habitat, located near Nagoya in central Japan, which had previously been farmed for rice production.  Subsequent management has seen a…

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WLI Asia Newsletter

By Chris Rostron / 15th December 2016

For the latest news from wetland centres across the Asia region, please download our latest WLI Asia Newsletter.  Stories from World Migratory Bird Day in Sungei Buloh, WWT’s attendance at the INTECOL meeting in China this October, and and update from EAAFP on a Japanese Ramsar site managers meeting.    This is the first since the Ramsar Regional Centre East…

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Mai Po visit to WWT Slimbridge, UK

By Chris Rostron / 10th October 2016

A team of colleagues from Hong Kong’s Mai Po wetland centre visited the UK in September, and included trips to WWT’s Slimbridge and London wetland centres. They have funding to revamp their site, updating the centre facilities and visitor information and interpretation. They were particular interested in WWT’s plans for Slimbridge, as part of a…

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International Mangrove Action Day

By Chris Rostron / 23rd August 2016

Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA) has been observing Mangrove Action Day each year since 2009 in Odisha, India.  They have produced their normal annual report outlining the great work they are doing, click here for more.  We are all very happy that UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has recognised the importance of…

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