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25-Feb-2009, views: 2897

Photo: Camillo Ponziani (WOW Project Coordination Unit)Parc National du Banc D’Arguin, Mauritania, 25 February 2009 -The small fishing village of Mamghar, located deep in the Parc National du Banc D’Arguin, has been abuzz with activity recently.  For the past six months 20 members of the local Imraguen community have been receiving intensive language training in French under the instruction of Mr. Ahmed Ould Meslem and are now ready to begin a hands-on nature guiding training course.

20-Feb-2009, views: 2371

Edoardo Zandri, Chief Technical Advisor for the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) Project (July 2006 - February 2009)Edoardo Zandri, the former Chief Technical Advisor of the WOW Project, has joined the UNEP/DGEF team in Nariobi, Kenya on 17 February 2009, as Task Manager for Biodiversity and Natural resources. As part of his new job he will contribute to the development and implementation of ongoing and new UNEP/GEF biodiversity conservation initiatives at the global level. His positive experience with WOW will also be instrumental for the future development of other innovative flyway-level conservation projects.

12-Feb-2009, views: 2314

12 February 2009 - A new Russian version of the WOW "Building capacity for flyway conservation" leaflet is now available in PDF Format for download from the WOW website.

The new leaflet will help promote the flyway-scale training and capacity building activities and Flyway Training Kit of the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) Project in the Central Asian and Caucasus Region.

08-Feb-2009, views: 1582

Mounkaila Soumana We deeply regret to inform you that on 4 February 2009 the Wings Over Wetlands Project lost one of its staff members.  After a brief illness, Mounkaila Soumana passed away suddenly at the University Hospital Centre in Niamey, Niger.  Mounkaila was the site animator for Namga village and responsible for the implementation of activities locally.

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