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2008 WMBD at Shidvar Island, Iran

As a result of the UNEP/GEF SCWP awareness program WMBD was celebrated for the first time at Shidvar Island in Hormozgan Province of Iran. A field visit and birdwatching program were organized for more than 41 local students. The students studied the birds and they were presented with some information about the habitats. Drawing and painting competitions were implemented and after the birdwatching event special prizes were provided to the drawings of the winners. This campaign was covered by the local media and reported in the news.

Fly For Freedom!

We are two volunteers that work for the youth organization PRAXIS in Serres, Greece.
We will broadcast a radio show on the 13th of May, 15-17h Greek time on RodonFM 95,0 (www.rodonfm.net). We will also make a short video clip for Youtube, which we will send you when it's ready.

Cecilia & Amir

Kars Kuyucuk Lake Waterbird Celebration

Birdwatching, environmental education, press meeting, and information session at Kuyucuk Lake, Important Bird Area and Key Biodiversity Area (www.kuyucuk.org)

World Migratory Bird Day 2008 in Serres

We would like to inform you that the organizations Serres Club for UNESCO and PRAXIS will participate in the World Migratory Bird Day 2008 with the following actions:

WMBD: Wildlife Clubs Bird Festival

Nature Seychelles will co-organise a bird festival for all wildlife clubs, hosted by clubs in the Northern region of the country for all other regions. Beginning the 5th of May at school level, clubs are being sensitised on the issue during their club meetings and will organise exhibitions, visits to nearby shores and other school-based activities. At national level however we will be organising this bird festival on the Saturday 24th of May since the 10th (the official WMBD) would be the time of high tides in Seychelles, what makes it difficult to watch some migratory birds.

World Migratory Bird Day at Edinburgh Zoo

Additional education talks throughout the weekend presented by education staff and keepers at Edinburgh Zoo. WMBD weblink added to Edinburgh Zoo website plus press release to highlight the weekend's events.

Migratory Birds in Local Perspectives

RSNH is organizing a week of celebrating WMBD 08. Along with the regular tours and excursions with school students and nature lovers, RSNH is organizing slide/film shows for the students in Udaipur to make them feel the beauty of birds by heart. Besides, Bird Races are planned to be organized at Udaipur & Bharatpur.
In Udaipur the area for the bird search during the race is restricted to the Sajjan Niwas Garden to be tackled by the youngsters.

WMBD Festival

10th May- Photography Competition & other activities
11th May- Seminar on Migratory Birds of Yamuna

Mersi Expo

"Mersi" is the name of bird watching activities that are commonly scheduled by BIONIC (Biology UNY Ornithology Club). The word “Mersi” represents an acronym of the Javanese word “Mersani Peksi”, which means to watch birds. Activity "Mersi" has taken place for 3 years running, but in this year (2008), it is carried out as an exhibition or expo event to touch broader scope of people.

Migratory birds in Burundi

The World Migratory Bird Day will be an opportunity for Burundian to learn what migratory birds are and their importance for biodiversity conservation. Different activities will be organized:
- exposition of Migratory birds,
- talks on migratory birds
- birdwatching
- the National Television will report on the day

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