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Statements to Mark World Migratory Bird Day 2019

Key World Migratory Bird Day supporters and partners from around the world have provided statements to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2019. With this year’s theme “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” they all express a strong and common message: successful migratory bird conservation can only be achieved if efforts are united worldwide.

All statements we receive will be added to this page as soon as they are made available to us. You are very welcome to add a statement on behalf of your organization. Please contact us at: contact[at]worldmigratorybirdday.org

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres<br />
UN Photo/Mark GartenMr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Migratory birds connect people, ecosystems and nations. They are symbols of peace and of an interconnected planet. Their epic journeys inspire people of all ages, across the globe. World Migratory Bird Day is an opportunity to celebrate the great natural wonder of bird migration – but also a reminder that those patterns, and ecosystems worldwide, are threatened by climate change.  I urge Governments and people everywhere to take concerted conservation action that will help to ensure the birds’ survival -- and our own.

 

 

  • Joyce Msuya - UN Environment

    Ms. Joyce Msuya

    Acting Executive Director
    UN Environment

    Statement

  • Dr. Jacques Trouvilliez

    Executive Secretary
    African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (UNEP/AEWA)

    Statement

  • Min-jong Jeon eaafp

    Mr. Min-jong Jeon

    Deputy Chief Executive
    Partnership for the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAFP)

    Statement

  • Ibrahim Thiaw - UNCCD

    Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw

    Executive Secretary
    UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

    Statement

  • Dr. Jane Goodall

    DBE, Founder
    Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

    Statement

  • Ms. Christine Bogle

    Executive Secretary
    Agreement on the Conservation
    of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)

    Statement

  • Marco Lambertini - WWF

    Dr. Marco Lambertini

    Director General
    World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

    Statement

  • Mr. Gabriel Schwaderer

    Executive Director
    EuroNatur Foundation

    Statement

  • Dr. Fernando Spina

    Chair of the Scientific Council
    Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS)

    Statement

  • Mr. Ian Redmond

    Ambassador
    Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

    Statement


  • Ms. Yolan Friedmann

    CEO
    Endangered Wildlife Trust

    Statement

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    Mr. Tamas Marghescu

    Director General
    International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)

    Statement


  • Prof. Stephen Garnett

    CMS-Appointed Scientific Councillor for Birds

    Statement

     

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    Mr. Tom Barry

    Executive Secretary
    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Secretariat (CAFF)

    Statement

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    Joint Statement 

    Wetlands International CEO Jane Madgwick & Director of the Wadden Sea Society Lutz Jacobi

    Statement


  • Ms. Martha Rojas Urrego

    Secretary General
    Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

    Statement

     


  • Dr. Cristiana Pasca
    ​Palmer

    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Biological Diversity

    Statement