Europe

World Migratory Bird Day May 2022

By Connor Walsh / 16th May 2022

WLI members connected their local schools together across six countries in May 2022 to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. Within the East Atlantic Flyway, two meetings happened. Linked by the migrating spoonbills, children in the Basque Country shared a day at the Urdaibai Bird Center with children on the Dutch island of Terschelling. They made…

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Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with francophone students!

By Connor Walsh / 24th March 2022

This year, students from France (Olympe de Gouges College), will meet friends from Luxembourg (Ecole Centrale Remerschen). They’ve already prepared some informations about their schools, their habits, the way the manage to protect the environment. On Friday, the 6th of may 2022, they will meet, by a video conference, at 2 PM. Some students from …

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World Wetlands Day at Grand Lieu Lake

By Connor Walsh / 31st January 2022

World Wetlands Day 2022: a programme of activities around the Grand-Lieu Lake For World Wetlands Day, more than 20 partners working around the Grand-Lieu Lake have gathered to prepare a lot of activities on the ‘Wetlands Action for People and Nature’ theme. The objective is to raise awareness among as many people as possible about…

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Youth call for flyway conservation

By Connor Walsh / 26th January 2022

Under the theme ‘Taking off #ForNature from Africa to the Arctic’ young people from over 30 countries have come together for the first East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum. This Flyway Youth Forum explored challenges that migratory birds and their wetlands habitats are facing and discussed how greater communication and cooperation between youth and across generations can…

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MBP Social Media Guide

By Connor Walsh / 10th October 2021

MBP and Eurosite have collaborated on two guides to social media use by wetland centres and nature reserves. You can read part one here. In 2021 we made the more advanced guide. We asked MBP and Eurosite members what they would like from such a guide and created the chapters you see on this page.…

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World Migratory Bird Day grants in EAAF

By Connor Walsh / 9th March 2021

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is funding their partners to initiate activities for World Migratory Bird Day 2021! The Small Grant for World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was established to provide financial support to EAAFP Partners and collaborators from EAAFP Task Forces and Working Groups who plan to organise public events and/or conservation action-oriented…

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Livestreaming wetland centres

By Connor Walsh / 16th January 2021

WWF Hong Kong Mai Po While the public couldn’t get to Mai Po Wetland Centre, the education team stepped up with a cheerful video livestream. Staff across the reserve used their phones to join a Zoom call, and the leader selected between them to send their full-screen image to a livestream. An educator in the…

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Planning advanced social media guide

By Connor Walsh / 15th January 2021

Migratory Birds for People and Eurosite are teaming-up to produce an advanced guide to social media for wetland centres and nature reserve managers. We want your input now, to help make the guide as relevant as possible! MBP members, please take part in this 3-minute survey; let us know what you would like to learn…

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Virtual exhibitions keep kids COVID safe

By Connor Walsh / 14th December 2020

When the pupils of France’s école Sainte Famille de Varades in visited their local wetland centre in December, they came home full of creative ideas. They drew and painted so many great pictures that the school wanted to host an exhibition and share it with the wetland centre – WLI  member, Maison du Lac de…

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MBP Annual Meeting 2020

By Chris Rostron / 7th October 2020

Our East Atlantic Flyway initiative, Migratory Birds for People, will hold an online annual meeting on 12 November 2020. Since we cannot travel to a member visitor centre to meet in person, we will have a different format but still meet the core needs of the network as best as the internet can offer. So,…

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