Asia

WLI Asia Conference IV, Suncheon, RoK

By Chris Rostron / 7th May 2013

Over 50 WLI members met at Suncheon, along with South Korean wetland professionals, for a conference on sustainable wetlands and WLI from the 19th to the 23rd of April 2013.  The conference was hosted by Suncheon City, and organised by KFEM and the WLI Asia group, see the programme here.  Over the three day conference, delegates discussed the…

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WLI and EAAFP

By Chris Rostron / 7th May 2013

Prior to the 4th WLI Asia conference in Suncheon, the Head of WLI met with the office of the East Asia Australasia Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) at the offices in Song Do, Seoul, and attended a local awareness-raising event with local people and students.  See picture left of the Head of WLI demonstrating how a flyway…

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Keoladeo Sarus Cranes

By Chris Rostron / 8th February 2013

As summer approaches, sarus cranes take shelter at Keoladeo National Park.  Here is a picture showing the cranes (Grus antigone) from a satellite area about 80 km from Keoladeo National Park, a world heritage and ramsar site.  Keoladeo is about 180 km south of Delhi, the capital of India. It is not only an important breeding…

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WLI Asia Conference, 2013

By Chris Rostron / 13th December 2012

4th WLI Asia Conference, Suncheon South Korea The 4th WLI Asia conference will take place on the 19th and 20th of April, 2013, in Suncheon, South Korea.  Suncheon City is currently finishing creating a new wetland centre, which will form part of the Garden Expo that they are holding.  Working with KFEM and the City,…

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Hong Kong Wetland Park – Bird Festival

By Chris Rostron / 5th December 2012

As winter approaches, the migratory birds from the north are beginning their long journey southward, and waiting for our warm greetings. Among the thousands of birds, some waterbirds have amazing long legs. These waterbirds are elegant creatures with graceful and fascinating movements. Hong Kong Wetland Park is holding its annual signature winter event, the Bird Watching…

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WWF China on study tour to Taiwan

By Chris Rostron / 8th November 2012

WWF China go to Taiwan for nature school development in the Yangtze River basin After 15 years of hard work in the Yangtze River Basin, WWF China now sees the importance of CEPA, and regards environmental education (EE) as a useful tool to attract social participation in wetland conservation.  To enhance Chinese Educators’ capacity to…

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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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