WWT Consulting provides advice on interpretation at Ilene Ramsar site
We have just returned from Norway, where we have been working at Ilene Nature Reserve providing advice for their new interpretation programme at Holmen wetland centre.
Just a short walk away from Tønsberg, Ilene Nature Reserve was designated as a Ramsar site in 1985 due to its importance as a feeding ground for migratory waterbirds – ducks and waders in particular; main habitats include mudflats, saltmarsh and reedbed as part of the Aulielva estuarine system.
After a very informative visit to the Reserve accompanied by our Client (and fuelled by copious amounts of reindeer casserole), we held a workshop with relevant stakeholders to gather their vision for the centre, identify key messages for interpretation and discuss business planning considerations.
All the compiled information is now being processed and we will be producing a concept design to integrate the existing visitor facilities with the proposed interpretation developments.
Our visit to Ilene Nature Reserve couldn’t have been more enjoyable and productive, and we “secretly” loved the balmy Norwegian weather!