World Wetlands Day

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Wetland online game from Liminka Bay!

By Connor Walsh / 10th February 2021

Liminka Bay Visitor Centre stayed closed during World Wetlands Day 2021, but the staff were able to celebrate wetlands by publishing a new wetland educational game online. You can play the game in Finnish, Swedish, or English. You oversee an entire wetland, from the peatlands to the estuary. You chose what actions to initiate or…

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WWD 2021 activities

By Connor Walsh / 3rd February 2021

World Wetlands Day 2021 has flourished online! On Twitter, WLI shared twenty tweets from WLI members, the Ramsar Convention, and other wetland experts; and there was a constant flow of people tagging and mentioning us. We love sharing your activities on Facebook and Twitter; if we missed your posts on 2 February, let us know!…

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World Wetlands Day 2021 materials online!

By Connor Walsh / 1st December 2020

The Ramsar Secretariat has launched the website for World Wetlands Day 2021. There you can find materials for use online and on physical materials. The theme for 2021 is ‘Wetlands and water’ and you can find short videos for social media, a factsheet, a poster, logos, and a memory game to download and customise. They…

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World Wetlands Day in Bandar Khamir, Iran

By Connor Walsh / 4th March 2020

Participation and cooperation of the people of Bandar Khamir city in holding the big event of World Wetlands Day The people of Bandar Khamir, where contains the largest marine wetland in the Middle East and the widest mangrove forests covering an area of about 86,000 ha, celebrated this year’s World Wetland Day gloriously. The purpose…

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Haff Réimech: an important flood plain

By Connor Walsh / 20th February 2020

Every winter, after heavy rainfall, the Moselle valley is flooded. Regularly, damage occurs in the villages in the Moselle valley, e.g. in Schengen or Remich. How important wetlands are in such times and what water masses they can absorb becomes clear. For example, the water level at the pond around the Biodiversum rises by over…

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Urdaibai Bird Center celebrates World Wetlands Day

By Adil Boulahia / 13th February 2020

On Sunday 5th April, a WLI member in the Basque Country, Spain celebrated World Wetlands Day at the Urdaibai Ornithological Centre. On a beautiful sunny day, a large number of birds were out on the marsh, creating perfect conditions for the crowds of visitors. Four hundred people came, making a record for this annual event.…

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DANAPURE celebrates World Wetlands Day in Colombia

By Adil Boulahia / 12th February 2020

To celebrate this important day at DANAPURE, our students took a field trip to get to know the large wetlands located in the Dosquebradas municipality. After having made a tour of the site, they had the opportunity to take part in a conversation about the history of the place, and the importance of all the…

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Arundel WWT Centre celebrates World Wetlands Day

By Adil Boulahia / 6th February 2020

Arundel WWT visitor centre celebrated World Wetlands Day 2020 with a Ramsar Ride boat trip gliding peacefully through our beautiful channels on an electric boat. The guided talk on board explained about the Ramsar convention and why we have a ‘Ramsar Hide’ on the reserve. We talked about wetland biodiversity, climate change and were greatly encouraged…

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Celebration of World Wetlands Day-2020 by BEDS

By Adil Boulahia / 3rd February 2020

Wetlands are of great significance regarding ecological value. World Wetlands Day aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. International theme for this year was Wetlands and Biodiversity. To raise public awareness on conserving the existing wetlands and to emphasize the great value of wetlands and their biodiversity,…

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What WLI did in 2019

By Adil Boulahia / 16th January 2020

Here’s a summary of the WLI staff and interns’ activities in 2019. Chris Rostron was invited by national NGO, Ramsar France, to participate in their flagship World Wetlands Day event. The WLI colleagues at the Lac du Grand Lieu hosted the event, with 125 guests taking part, including Ramsar Association France, the CEPA focal point…

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