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Wetland Visitor and Education Centers

  • Chris Rostron
Reference work entry


Wetland Visitor Centres, or Wetland Education Centres, can be defined as activities or facilities at or near a wetland which deliver CEPA (Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness Raising) activities to the public. The center may be a large, complex set of buildings that delivers a range of activities, such as the Hong Kong Wetland Park with over half a million visitors per year or, at the other end of the scale, a small community group which supports regular volunteering activities, as examples.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT)SlimbridgeUK

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