Connecting wetland centres across the world


Kushiro International Wetland Centre, Japan

On Feb 2, 2013 commemorating WWD of this year, we held a field tour to the lake in Kushiro Wetland.  Our facility is called Kushiro International Wetland Centre, based in the north of Japan. The tour was carried out in the middle of a severe winter day, but

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Fundación Kennedy at Algarrobo, Chile

the Kennedy Foundation celebrated the International Day of Wetlands in two locations; Algarrobo and Catapilco. This year it developed different activities with the children of the two places. In Algarrobo, children of the “Carnations” Summer School attend daily during the summer season, while their parents work in the

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WWT Welney, UK

World wetlands day at WWT Welney was kicked off at 6am with a dawn flight out. In freezing conditions, some brave visitors defied the elements and witnessed over one and a half thousand migratory swans take flight from Lady Fen and Bank Farm. Once the swans had

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Aukland, NZ

World Wetlands Day was celebrated in Auckland on Saturday 2 February 2013. The event was hosted by the Auckland Zoo and supported by the National Wetland Trust of New Zealand, Forest & Bird, Fish & Game, Ducks Unlimited, and WaiCare. The event was located at Ngā Repo,

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Smolensk WWD 2013, Russia

Every year on February 2nd our planet celebrates World Wetlands Day and this year UNESCO declared 2013 International year of water ooperation, during which the countries of the world should unite their efforts in order to make water accessible to all inhabitants of the planet. On Friday February

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Caddo Lake canoe trails, US

10 Texas Paddling Trails to Open on Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Bayou on World Wetlands Day KARNACK – Ten new paddling trails encompassing more than 50 miles will open along a scenic stretch of Big Cypress Bayou and areas in and around Caddo Lake on Saturday,

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WWD at Lake Serpentine, NZ

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

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Hong Kong Wetland Park, China

Hong Kong Wetland Park held a ceremony on February 2 to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2013. Officiating at the celebration ceremony, the Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation, Mr Alan Wong, said, “The Park is committed to promoting the functions and value of wetlands. To achieve our

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Association of Protection of Coastal Ecosystems – APREC

Interdisciplinary Teaching Center CEI / APREC

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World Wetlands Day

WLI is promoting WWD amongst our members and will be putting stories up on this site as they emerge – send your details to the Head of WLI and we’ll make sure they get uploaded!  

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The WLI network is endorsed by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands and coordinated by WWT.

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