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28-Nov-2008, views: 3208

The Saloum-Niumi Complex has been officially declared as the first African Transboundary Ramsar Site by the Governments of The Gambia and Senegal. Shared between these two countries, the Saloum-Niumi complex forms a single ecological system comprising coastal wetlands and savannah forests, and includes one of the largest tracts of mangrove forest in West Africa.

27-Nov-2008, views: 1530

Cambridge, 28 November 2008 - A collaborative project by BirdLife and the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF; BirdLife in Nigeria) has empowered a community to improve a local wetland. Habitat management has greatly improved the wetland, and local people are already catching more and bigger fish. The forthcoming annual waterbird count will soon reveal how birds have also benefited.

27-Nov-2008, views: 3525

Not even aware of their own success, the eagles in the “Haapsalu-Noarootsi Bays” are the new movie stars in a recently launched camera project in Estonia. This winter the live camera project started to watch the White-tailed Eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla) in their feeding place. So far 7 different White-tailed Eagles have been observed.

25-Nov-2008, views: 1432

Wageningen, 25 November 2008 - A new leaflet designed to help promote the flyway-scale training and capacity building activities currently underway in the framework of the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) Project is now available as hardcopy and for download on the WOW website. The colourful 4 page flyer will be used to help promote the new FLYWAY TRAINING KIT being developed in the context of the capacity building compontent of the WOW Project.

24-Nov-2008, views: 1931

Karagandy, Kazakhstan, 22-24 November 2008 - A group of dedicated students from a number of birdwatching clubs in Kazakhstan took part in a special two day conference hosted by the WOW Regional Center for Central Asia and the Caucasus States. The conference, which was supported by the Van Tienhoven Foundation  took place from 22-24 November 2008 in the city of Karagandy in Kazakhstan and gave the students the opportunity to present their annual achievements in nature conservation and bird monitoring.

 

24-Nov-2008, views: 2236

Wageningen, 21 November 2008 - Renske den Exter from The Netherlands, has joined the WOW Project Coordination Unit (PCU) in Wageningen for a five month internship. Renske is a third year environmenal science student from the Van Hall-Larenstein Institute and her internship at the WOW PCU will be her second practical on-the-job training required by her university curriculum.

21-Nov-2008, views: 1468

Wageningen, 21 November 2008 - Hosted by Birdlife International, The WOW Project team convened on 13 - 14 November in Cambridge for an internal planning and strategy meeting. The meeting brought together the core technical teams from all main project partners to jointly review the progress and achievements of all WOW Project components in the light of the upcoming Steering Committee meeting to be held in Rome during CMS CoP9.

21-Nov-2008, views: 2109

Wageningen, 21 November 2008 - In a marked piece of land, surrounded by beautiful mangroves, the first signs of hard work on the new Wetlands Education Centre for the Dar Es Salaam Wetlands in Tanzania are already becoming visible. The establishment of this new education centre is being supported by the Wings Over Wetlands Project as one of the project’s twelve demonstration sites.

10-Nov-2008, views: 1637

Moscow, 10 November 2008 - Alexander Solokha, the Regional Waterbird Officer for the Wings Over Wetlands Project at the WOW Regional Centre for Central Asian and Caucasus States reports that the "WOW Project in Brief 2007" publication is now available in Russian. The Russian version of the brochure was produced by Alexander Solokha and the team at the Wetlands International Russia office and includes an extra section about the subregion of Russia, Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus.

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