Their Future is Our Future!

Find out why our future is linked to the future of migratory birds

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THE 2017 OFFICIAL TRAILER:

This video has been created by a UN Online Volunteer to help better understand how Their Future and Our Future are interconnected and raise awareness on the urgent need for a sustainable management of our resources all around the world - for migratory birds, and for humankind.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/gZBfYwZ-yD8

20.4.2017
Photo: Eugene Cheah

Stopping habitat loss: China proposes Yellow Sea to be added to the World Heritage Tentative List

Bonn/Incheon – 21 April 2017 - Habitat loss is one of the main triggers for the extinction of migratory birds and a main topic for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day. Now, the Yellow Sea of China and the Bohai Gulf, known for rapid destruction of natural habitats, have finally regained some hope with regard to preserving their valuable wetlands. Those areas were recently added to the World Heritage Tentative List, which means a significant step towards recognition and protection.

21.4.2017

Our Fate is Tied to Migratory Birds

This film aims to raise awareness about World Migratory Bird Day and the 2017 campaign theme: "Their Future is Our Future - A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People". It was produced by a team of interns during their internship at the Joint Communications Unit of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA).

 

 

12.4.2017

Connecting the Missing Link: AfriBiRds Programme to monitor migratory birds

Migratory birds face perilous conditions throughout their African migration. As scientists observe declining populations, a new programme constructed by BirdLife International in Africa is taking steps to help conserve their habitats. By monitoring migration patterns and evaluating potential threats, AfriBiRds seeks to higlight the importance of migratory birds to people and communities throughout Africa and halt their demise before it is too late.

7.4.2017

Living on the Edge: improving bird habitats in the Sahel.

Around the world, many migratory bird species are sharply declining in numbers, and these declines are indicative of the threats facing the wider environment.

 

Birds and people in the Sahel rely on the same natural resources: trees, water, land. They are living on the edge, for here, the landscape is also changing.

3.4.2017

Flagship Species - World Migratory Bird Day 2017

8.3.2017

The Story Behind Our World Migratory Bird Day 2017 Poster

Bonn, 7 March 2017 – Ferney Manrique Aragon, a dedicated Colombian UN Online Volunteer based in China, used his graphic design skills to produce our stunning new World Migratory Bird Day 2017 (WMBD 2017) Poster!

7.3.2017