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Migratory Birds for People Programme

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The Migratory Birds for People programme consists of 20 partner wetland visitor centres across Europe and West Africa, forming a network that follows the flight path of many migratory wetland birds species.  These centres are working together to share best practice and develop new approaches to delivering wetland messages to their visitors. We have an MBP action plan and the MBP mission that will help you understand what the programme aims to do.  The lead group for the project consists of the Dutch Staatsbosbeheer, WLI, and Wetlands International. We are also working with partners across Europe and Africa, please see the contacts list for more details.

MBP annual meeting 2017

The Migratory Birds for People (MBP) Annual Meeting took place this year from the 8th to the 11th October, at the newly-built and very impressive Biodiversum Remerschen in Luxembourg.  This year brought together 22 partners from as far North as St Petersburg, Russia, to as far south as Dakar, Senegal – great to have so much of the flyway covered, and the first time we have successfully supported an Africa partner to attend.  Thanks to our hosts for giving us the opportunity to share experience, review our progress for the last year, and make plans for the coming year.

Soon we would share some reports of the meeting, but now you can watch this video, where MBP members at the meeting share with you their thought about the Migratory Birds for People network.

 

Newsletter, films, coordination and meetings

Regular newsletters are produced by Roelof Heringa, one of the lead members of the project.  They give updates on meetings, project development, and partner news.  The core group of MBP also meet at Oostvaardersplassen in the Netherlands in February 2015, at their new ‘temporary’ wetland centres, a very nice visitor centre.  The group discussed short and long term aspirations for MBP, and you can see the discussion document here.  We also have a Facebook site, please ‘like’ MBP if you are interested!

Finally, we have a promotional video created by a volunteer of ours, which you can find in English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Basque, German, Luxembourg and Dutch.  These are all on youtube for use with your wetland conservation projects.

Map of the  “Migratory Birds for People”- network
You may click on the map (2017) in order to enlarge it on screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See our new poster (left, version for Naturum Getterön, Sweden) that can be tailored to your own centres – we can provide the design file (publisher) for you to add your own logo, pictures and examples, for display at your centre.  Just contact Chris Rostron to arrange for us to send it to you.

 

 

 

 

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