Core group active on four continents
The WWN core group members are all busy celebrating World Wetlands Day this year. Here’s a summary of what we’re up to:
Louise Duff is speaking at a conference at Cockburn Wetland Centre, Perth, Australia, local participants on the outcome of the global citizen science wetland survey that we did with the Society of Wetland Scientists and WWT; in particular on the value of community engagement as revealed in the survey.
World Wetland Network@worldwetnetLots of interest in the global citizen science state of the wetlands survey at the Cockburn Wetland Centre #WorldWetlandsDay Conference today
Wetland Link International@WetlandLink
WLI… Assemble! Hosts and WLI members La Maison du Lac de Grand-Lieu with Chris Rostron of @WWTconservation preparing for France’s national #WorldWetlandsDay events today. Dapper conservationists! #KeepWetlands
In Colombia, Felipe Velasco is starting the process of Ramsar designation for Lake Tota—amazing news after years of work.
Max Djondo in Benin is using the occasion to celebrate Lake Nokoué (see the photo below) with the Ministry of the Enviornment and Water, local authorities, and communities. They can influence some of the threats to Lake Nakoué: uncontrolled urbanization, commercial reclamation of the lakeshore,invasive alien species, overfishing and overextraction.
In Kyushu, Japan, Minoru Kashiwagi is holding a conference called Save our wetland, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, with reports from those who participated in Ramsar COP13, and EAAFP MOP10.