Oceania

Deadline extended for 1st WLI Asia-Oceania Conference

By Connor Walsh / 4th April 2024

Registration is now open for the first WLI Asia-Oceania Conference, to be hosted at Diyasaru Park. Please submit your registration by Friday 12 April, via Google Forms.  Kindly note that partial airfare sponsorship will be provided for one delegate per member center. Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact the organisers.

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1st promo image for 1st WLI Asia-Oceania conference 2024, showying Diyasaru Park

First WLI Asia-Oceania Conference announced!

By Connor Walsh / 22nd January 2024

Diyasaru Park will host the first ever WLI Asia-Oceania Conference! From 17 to 21 June, the Park and RRC-East Asia will: Facilitate interaction among members through information and experience-sharing sessions, and Explore opportunities for future collaboration among the members. Registration will open in February 2024. For more information and contact details, see this PDF document.

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Connecting Birds & Schools 2023

By Connor Walsh / 23rd January 2023

Join our schools’ video conferences for World Migratory Bird Day 2023! In the week before 13 May and 14 October, WLI and partners will be hosting video conferences for school pupils in three flyways. If you would like to engage a school in these sessions, get in touch! Be inspired by previous years Important safeguarding…

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8th WLI Asia Conference Report

By Connor Walsh / 14th October 2022

You can now read the report of the 8th WLI Asia Conference. The in-person part was held in the Philippines in July. It facilitated interaction among members through discussion of specific themes on wetland centre operation and management. The Conference was also an opportunity to launch the expansion of the network to become WLI Asia-Oceania.…

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Connecting Birds and Schools in Asia-Australasia!

By Connor Walsh / 9th September 2022

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is bringing our Connecting Birds and Schools video conferences to their region! We are delighted to be working with their dynamic team to bring our flagship activity to a whole new audience. If you are in that flyway, have a look at their website for a poster and information…

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EAAFP and WLI meet at Slimbridge

By Connor Walsh / 19th July 2022

The WLI team met the Communications Officer of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) this month. Vivan Fu visited WWT Slimbridge wetland centre for a packed afternoon. We discussed plans for Ramsar COP and for the Flyway Youth Forum, among other topics. We will follow-up on these with virtual meetings. Vivian also got to see…

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Youth think tank Competition EAAF

Youth Think Tank Competition for the EAA Flyway

By Connor Walsh / 1st November 2021

Here’s a great opportunity for young wetland conservationists in the East Atlantic Flyway. The EAAFP is organising a Youth Think Tank Competition; to help potential participants with their application, they are running a workshop on 6 & 7 November, register by 2 November. Poster summarising the workshop, with registration QR codes The Competition aims to…

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INTECOL CEPA workshop

WLI at the 11th INTECOL Wetland Conference

By Chris Rostron / 18th October 2021

WLI’s Chris Rostron attend (virtually!) the 11th INTECOL wetland conference, hosted by New Zealand partners. He actively participated in sessions on how to engage people in wetland conservation, the pros and cons of citizen science (featuring a recently published survey on the state of the world’s wetlands that we co-authored), a workshop on developing a…

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Kids and indigenous guide

30 Ideas: Noongar Language Sign, Plants and Animals of Lake Mealup

By Connor Walsh / 31st March 2021

See all 30 Ideas Title: Noongar Language Sign: Plants and Animals of Lake Mealup Description:In the Ramsar-listed Peel-Yalgorup wetlands system in Western Australia, indigenous leader George Walley from Mandjoogoordap Dreaming and specialist teacher Lee-Anne Walley from Greenfields Primary School worked together with Peel-Harvey Catchment Council to develop a sign and education resources translating the plants…

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World Wetlands Day at Serpentine a great success

By Chris Rostron / 19th February 2013

About 300 people joined the National Wetland Trust on the 3rd of February at Lake Serpentine/Rotopiko to celebrate the start of the National Wetland Centre project. After a brief site blessing by local iwi Ngati Apakura and talks by supporters and the two co-founders, attendees took a walk up a virtual ‘garden path’ showcasing our…

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