World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day 2020

By Adil Boulahia / 1st January 2020

  World Wetlands Day is a landmark for many wetland centres, especially in tropical zones and the southern hemisphere. The day provides an opportunity to raise your centre’s profile and perceived value locally, by connecting it to a globally important and shared initiative. The official website can inspire about the types of event people hold;…

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WLI best-of celebration of WWD

By Adil Boulahia / 12th December 2019

WLI intern Adil Boulahia has looked at previous celebrations of World Wetlands Day by WLI members and has selected five that caught his eye.    This is a top 5 based on the scale of the activity and its results. Follow the links to learn more about each activity. 1-Baikka Beel 2019, Bangladesh During this…

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Embracing the Earth, Putú, Chile

By Samaneh Azizi / 18th February 2019

Our Chilean partners Maule Mataquito Defense & Conservation Group organized the 5th “Embrace your Earth” Event, a socio-environmental activity that aims to promote the value of the Putú dunes and wetlands through artistic, cultural and recreational activities with the local community. The event took place on World Wetlands Day, February 2nd and 3rd, 2019, with…

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World Wetlands Day 2019 at Baikka Beel

By Samaneh Azizi / 18th February 2019

World Wetlands Day 2019 was celebrated by the Baragangina Resource Management Organization (RMO), a community-based organization responsible for sustainable management of Baikka Beel permanent wetland sanctuary situated in Hail Haor in Moulvibazar district of Bangladesh.   Events included a rally, discussion on the importance, functions and services of wetlands, and an art competition on the…

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Hong Kong Wetland Park celebrates World Wetlands Day 2019

By Samaneh Azizi / 18th February 2019

To echo with the theme“Wetlands and Climate Change”, Hong Kong Wetland Park (HKWP) organised a series of fun-filled activities to celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2019. The activities included the winter signature event Bird Watching Festival, art workshops, bird watching guided tours, bird race and “Flying Foodies” thematic exhibition. The Bird Watching Festival 2018/19 introduced…

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Clean up event in Antofagasta, Algarrobo, Santiago and Huiscapi

By Samaneh Azizi / 11th February 2019

Antofagasta: Fundación Kennedy had a Cleaning event at La Chimba, one of the last Wetlands in Antofagasta. The activity was organized by Fundación Kennedy, Copec and Aguas Antofagasta, who installed a stand that gave water for the volunteers. We are really grateful to Aguas Antofagasta because they took samples to analyze the state of the…

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DANAPURE visit to Ukumari

By Samaneh Azizi / 8th February 2019

This year´s celebration has been very special.  We took the children to a wetland that is located in UKUMARI, a flora and fauna theme Park in Pereira.  This park has been recognized by COLCIENCIAS as a conservation center of wildlife. It was a very meaningful experience because we had the opportunity of visiting a wetland…

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World Wetlands Day in Green Balkans

By Samaneh Azizi / 7th February 2019

For Green Balkans, species conservation is equally important with educating and involving people of all ages. This year we celebrated World Wetlands Day in Plovdiv, Pomorie, Shabla, Durankulak and in the village of Zhitnitsa (Dobrich municipality). This year’s motto is ‘Wetlands and climate change’. Our team visited the children at the Stefan Karadzha elementary school in…

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Norway launches Ramsar map solution

By Samaneh Azizi / 7th February 2019
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Looking for Bittern

By Samaneh Azizi / 7th February 2019

Natur&ëmwelt – BirdLife Luxembourg and Biodiversum nature center led a public event looking for Bittern in the Ramsar area Haff Réimech near Schengen. At least two of these mysterious winter visitors are spending the winter months in the reedbeds of Luxembourg’s first Ramsar area. Some 20 people attended the excursion lead by Patric Lorgé.  …

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