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Events Registered
Official Statements to mark WMBD2016
85
Countries involved

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Bird watching at Divjaka-Karavasta National Park

World Migratory Bird Day Celebrations Highlight Pelican’s Day in Albania

The Divjaka-Karavasta National Park in Albania cooperated with a number of NGOs to link the celebration of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day with Pelican’s Day and a local products fair. The aim of the event was to raise awareness about the importance of the conservation of the National Park and its flagship species – the Dalmatian pelican.

14.9.2016
Crafting Bird Masks at Liceo Taller San Miguel

World Migratory Bird Day Educational Events in Pereira, Colombia

The Liceo Taller San Miguel organized educational activities in various schools and universities to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2016 and to raise awareness about the importance of migratory birds.

4.8.2016
Red knot

World Migratory Bird Day Movie Night in Adelaide Raises Funds for Nature Education

The Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary in cooperation with Birds South Australia (SA), BirdLife Australia, Nature Play as well as the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Natural Resource Management Board, organized a movie night and fundraising event on 10 May 2016, to mark World Migratory Bird Day in Adelaide.

12.7.2016

Dubai Municipality Marks World Migratory Bird Day 2016

The Natural Resources Conservation Section of Dubai Municipality’s Environment Department has a long-standing relationship with World Migratory Bird Day starting in 2007.

12.5.2016

All for safe skies for Migratory Birds in Sudan

The Sudanese Wildlife Society (SWS) held a one day workshop to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 23rd May 2016  that was hosted by the Wildlife Conservation General Authority (WCGA). This year's theme on ‘ .... and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade' guided the discussions.

16.6.2016

Large Turnout and Media Presence at WMBD Event in Tanzania

The University of Dar es Salaam, in particular the Department of Zoology and Wildlife Conservation, jointly with the Bird Environment and Community (BECO) Foundation and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, organized the celebration of a major World Migratory Bird Day event in Tanzania, which took place in Dar es Salaam on Saturday, 14 May 2016. The event was supported by an AEWA 2016 WMBD grant made possible through a voluntary contribution from the German Environment Ministry (BMUB).

8.6.2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016 Summary

Bonn, 23 May 2016 – Every year more than 25 million of migratory birds are illegally killed or taken across the Mediterranean. They are shot or caught with nets and other indiscriminate traps. With the slogan “… and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade!”, World Migratory Bird Day 2016 highlighted the incredible numbers of migratory birds being lost each year as a result of these activities.

23.5.2016

Launch of the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean (MIKT)

In order to tackle the issue in a most efficient way, the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean (MIKT) has been created under CMS to facilitate international cooperation. #MIKT. Read more about MIKT: http://bit.ly/1q3yimC

10.5.2016

BirdLife's new socio-economic survey on bird hunting along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt

Nature Conservation Egypt (NCE), under the supervision of the BirdLife International Secretariat, has undertaken a socio-economic survey on bird hunting along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, to understand the socio-economic dimensions of bird hunting, and assess the resource dependency and social resilience and communities’ ability to cope with any future changes in regulations and conservation strategies.

10.5.2016

World Migratory Bird Day in Indonesia

This year, the Gorontalo region in Indonesia hosts two events which are particularly relevant for World Migratory Bird Day. Indeed, it is the location where WMBD 2016 official trailer was shot, and where a registered activity is taking place on the 10 May for the first time in this area. 

9.5.2016

WMBD2016 Press Release: New Task Force Set to Stop Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) announced today the creation of the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean composed of Governments and the European Commission. UN organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), international environmental treaties, INTERPOL, law enforcement and judiciary organizations, hunting communities and nongovernmental organizations will also be part of the coalition.

10.5.2016

UN calls for end to illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds

"Birds are small creatures but in their billions across the planet, they are part of our heritage and therefore our responsibility" according to UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. #WorldMigratoryBirdDay 2016 #stopillegalkilling bit.ly/1T8qo5V

10.5.2016

"Migratory birds are symbols of the inter-connectedness of life on earth." says @UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon to mark 2016 #WMBD

10.5.2016
10.5.2016

Fact Sheet about the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds

What is actually meant with "Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds"? Our Fact Sheet gives you the answers! [Read More]

10.5.2016

Help us STOP illegal #birdkilling

Unlawfully shot, trapped or glued. Every year around 25 million birds are killed across the Mediterranean 
region each year. Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade! 
© BirdLife International, 2016

10.5.2016