They are waterbirds, landbirds or raptors, they fly over different parts of the world – but they all face similar threats during their migration. These seven flagship species of migratory birds will help you better understand what is at stake and what we can do.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
All the activities organized for World Migratory Bird Day are united by a common theme. With the 2017 theme "Their Future is our Future", WMBD will throw light on the topic of "Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People". WMBD 2017 will highlight the interdependence of people and nature, and more especially people and migratory animals - in particular birds, as they share the same planet and thus the same limited resources. The 2017 campaign will aim at raising awareness on the need for a sustainable management of our natural resources, demonstrating that birds conservation is also crucial for the future of humankind.
The World Migratory Bird Day campaign is made possible through the generous contributions from the German Ministry of Environment (BMUB), the CMS Raptors MoU and the Government of Finland.