Migratory Birds for People Programme

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The Migratory Birds for People programme consists of 30 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 water bird and wetland messages to their visitors. The lead group consists of the Dutch Staatsbosbeheer, Wetland Link International, and Wetlands International. For more information visit the programme website.

About Migratory Birds for People

Newsletter, 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. We also have a downloadable poster that shows the location of the partners.

Coordination team

Roelof Heringa, NL; Chris Rostron, WLI, WWT, UK; Audrey Cadou, Maison du Lac de Lieu, France, Evgeny Genelt-Yanovskiy, Baltic Fund for Nature, Russia; Cy Griffin, Wetlands International, NL; Malin Granlund-Feldt; Länsstyrelsen, Sweden; Edorta Unamuno, Urdaibai Bird Center, Spain;; Abdoulaye Ndiaye and Gabin Agblonon, Wetlands International West Africa, Senegal.

Regional partners

There are 30 regional partners in Europe and West-Africa, each of which has committed to having a long term involvement in the project:

Liminganlahti conservation area, Finland. Contact: Ulla Matturi

Fetslund Lenser, Nordre Øyeren wetland centre, Norway, Contact: Trude Starholm

Lake Tåkern Naturum, Sweden. Contact: Malin Granlund-Feldt

Naturum Getterön, Sweden, Contact: Linda Nyberg

Baltic Fund for Nature (CEPA-Team), St. Petersburg, Russia. Contact: Eugene Genelt-Yanovsky  and Yulia Danilova

The naturecenter of Vestamager . Contact: Jes Aagaard

National Park Haus Husum, National park,  Haus Husum, Germany. Contact: Dr. Hans-Ulrich Rösner

Waddensea – NL, Terschelling. Contact: Joeri Lamers and Wanda Bakker

Oostvaardersplassen , The Netherlands. Contact: Hans-Erik Kuypers

Uitkerkse Polder, Natuurpunt, Belgium. Contact: Anneleen Lybeer

Het Zwin, Province of West-Flanders, Belgium. Contact: Leo de Clerc

WWT Slimbridge , UK. Contact: Chris Rostron and Connor Walsh

Biodiversum Remerschem, Luxembourg. Contact: Patric Lorgé

Wetland centre Baie de Somme, France. Contact: Patrick Triplet and Benoit Marsal

Camargue Gardoise / Centre de découverte du Scamandre, France. Contact: Jérémiah Petit

Aiguamolls de l’Emporda Natural Park, Spain Contact: Ponç Feliu

Ebro Delta, Spain. Contact: Xavier Escuté i Gasulla

Parque Regional Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain. Contact: Teresa López Aledo

Urdaibai Bird Center, Spain. Contact: Jose Unamuno and Edorta Unamuno

Tagus Estuary Birdwatching & Conservation Area. Contact: Sandra Paiva Silva

MBP Africa – West Africa member centres and partner

Wetlands International, West Africa . Contact: Abdoulaye Ndiaye [mailto:
[email protected] ]

Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania. Contact: yelli- Mr Yelli Diawara

Parc National Djoudj, Senegal. Contact: Colonel Ibrahima Diop, Conservateur du Parc National des oiseaux du Djoudj

Nature reserve Kallisiaye, Sénegal. Contact: Mame Sandebeya Sadio

Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea Bissau. Contact: Mr. Meio Dia, coordinateur Reserva da Biosfera do Arquipélago de Bolama Bijagós

There are 3 regional partners in West Africa, each of which has committed to having a long term involvement in the programme:

Chami, Banc D’Arguin, Mauritania
Station biologique du Djoudj, Senegal
Casa Ambiente e Cultura Boloma Bijagós, Guinea Bissau

Partners: Wetlands Link International, UK and Staatsbosbeheer, NL

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