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18-Jul-2008, views: 1973

Wageningen, 8 July 2008 - Wetlands International has compiled a report on the WOW Exchange Programme Planning Workshop which was held in Wageningen on 31 January and 1 February 2008. One of the planned outcomes (Outcome 3.3) of the WOW Project is to establish an Exchange Programme for waterbird and wetland conservation practitioners and other stakeholders for the African-Eurasian region.

Its aim is to target various stakeholder groups across the flyways such as technical site based staff (including those in project demonstration projects) and decision makers and to foster the exchange of information and lessons learned between these individuals and organisations within the project area.

16-Jul-2008, views: 2349

Majdi Salameh speaking at the first Middle East Regional Training Board Meeting (Amman, Jordan)Majdi Salameh, who has been working as the Capacity Development Officer at the WOW Middle East Regional Centre will be leaving his present position at the BirdLife Middle East office as of 1 August 2008 to pursue his career goals with another regional organization. Majdi has played a pivotal role in coordinating and supporting the regional training component of the WOW project and has significantly contributed to the overall advancement of the programme.

02-Jul-2008, views: 2829

Lesser White-fronted Goose30 June 2008 – The WOW demonstration project team in the Silma Nature Reserve in north-west Estonia, implemented by the Estonian State Nature Conservation Centre (SNCC), is excited by this year’s bird monitoring data. In spring 2008 the WOW demonstration area was the main stopover site in Estonia for the globally endangered Lesser White-fronted Goose (LWfG), Anser erythropus. This past April and May, at least 22 different birds were observed at the demonstration site.

01-Jul-2008, views: 2048

The Wings Over Wetlands workshop, held in Amman, Jordan, from 9-16 June 2008, was the near-final step in the development of the Training and Awareness component of the WOW project, and Sandra Hails, the Ramsar Secretariat’s CEPA Programme Officer, was in attendance from 13-16th. Make sure to read her full report of the recent workshop on the Ramsar Website! 

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