Asia

International Conference “The Wetlands of Central Asia and the Ramsar Convention”

By Chris Rostron / 16th October 2012

International Conference “The Wetlands of Central Asia and the Ramsar Convention” 19 – 22 November 2012 To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the accession of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, 1972), an international conference and workshop entitled “Wetlands of Central Asia and the Ramsar Convention”, will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz…

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Birdwatching festival, Hong Kong

By Chris Rostron / 7th October 2012

As the winter advances, migratory birds in the north are embarking on a journey southward, waiting for us to greet them enthusiastically. Among the thousands of birds, some waterfowl with slender legs. They are elegant in shape, and they are more fascinating in every move. We will be quietly admiring, and it will be fascinating,…

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WLI Asia update, september 2012

By Chris Rostron / 3rd October 2012

WLI Asia update, September 2012 Colleagues from Mai Po, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, KFEM South Korea and WLI global met to discuss the next steps for the WLI Asia network.  Plans are now developing for a WLI Asia meeting in Suncheon in April 2013, South Korea, and Mr Zi, Tzan-hyuk is…

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WLI Asia steering group, September 2012

By Chris Rostron / 1st October 2012

WLI Asia update, September 2012 Colleagues from Mai Po, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, KFEM South Korea and WLI global met to discuss the next steps for the WLI Asia network.  Plans are now developing for a WLI Asia meeting in Suncheon in April 2013, South Korea, and Mr Zi, Tzan-hyuk is…

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WLI six-monthly update, September 2012

By Chris Rostron / 2nd September 2012

WLI Update September 2012 Here’s the WLI update September 2012 – with stories of a new wetland centres at Haifeng, China and Baikka Beel, Bangladesh; exchange visits between Australia and Bangladesh, and Chile and the UK; an update from the recent Ramsar COP11 meeting; and introducing Norway’s practical way of celebrating World Wetlands Day without…

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Korean Wetland Awards

By Chris Rostron / 29th August 2012

5th Eco Water Awards – international prize KFEM (Korean Federation for Environment Movement) is coordinating “The 5th Eco Water Awards” with SBS and the Korean Ministry of Environment.  One of the awards is to be given to an overseas organization or individual in the international section, the Gaia prize.  Last time the first prize went…

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Baikka Beel, Bangladesh, seeks volunteeer

By Chris Rostron / 27th August 2012

At present a visitor centre is under construction at Baikka Beel, North East Bangladesh, with a combination of USAID and Chevron support.  The Centre for Natural Resources Studies (CNRS, an NGO) is looking for a volunteer with graphic /art capability as well as wildlife/environment interests, who could help in developing interpretive materials particularly displays for…

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