World Migratory Bird Day 2007 in Tunisia

To celebrate the WMBD 2007 Association \"Les Amis des Oiseaux\" (AAO), the BirdLife International Partner in Tunisia, is joining hands with the Regional Activities Center for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA), who is funding the planned events, and the Media Library in Ariana.
The following five events are planned:
In the afternoon of May 12 an educational event for children aged 6 to 12 (16) years will take place at the Media Library in Ariana (Tunis, North Tunisia) including a multimedia presentation, a discussion and educational games on migratory birds and climate change as well as a drawing and cartoon workshop around the theme.
In the evening the film « Le peuple migrateur » will be screened followed by discussions and a reception.
On the same day, the regional AAO branch in Gabès (South Tunisia) will organise a reception with film screening, discussion and distribution of awareness raising materials. In the morning of May 13 a bird walk into the oasis of Chenini (Gabès), including short presentations on the importance of the oasis for migratory birds and its vulnerability with regard to a changing climate, is proposed to a large public.
Always on May 13, the regional AAO branch in Sfax (Central Tunisia) will organise a visit to the bird reserve Kneïss Islands in the Gulf of Gabès focusing on the importance of tidal wetlands for the conservation of migratory waterbirds.
All events will disseminate important information on migratory birds and their role in the various ecosystems and they will all be covered by press media, television or local radio stations.

Tunis, Sfax and Gabès 34° 43' 15.8736" N, 10° 44' 0.5568" E
Start date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2007 - 00:00
End date: 
Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 02:00