Wetland Visitor and Education Centres

  • Chris Rostron
Living 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.


Awareness Raising Ramsar Convention Visitor Center Wetland Birder Good Social Skill 
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  1. Developing a Wetland Centre. An introductory manual by Wetland Link International, the Global Network of Wetland Centres. 2006.Google Scholar
  2. Handbook on best practice in the planning, design and operation of Wetland Education Centres, ERF (Environmental Ecosystems Research Foundation, RoK) and the Ramsar Convention. 2014Google Scholar
  3. Jacobson SK, McDuff M, Monroe M. Conservation education and outreach techniques. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2009.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Head of Wetland Link InternationalWildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)SlimbridgeUK

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