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.
Watch the majestic bearded vulture, also known as a lammergeyer, prepare its lunch! http://bit.ly/2aLVUEZ #WMBD2017 #TheirFutureOurFuture
The Bald Eagle, a CMS Appendix II species, is recovering, but is still heavily threatened by habitat loss. #WMBD2017 #TheirFutureOurFuture http://bit.ly/2k3Mw4E
Wildlife biologist, Heather Wilson, is a pilot who flies to remote landscapes and conducts aerial surveys of #migratorybirds. #TheirFutureOurFuture #WMBD2017 Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) AEWA http://bit.ly/2jJEsqH
Bernie Krause, a soundscape ecologist, shows us how ecosystems are under threat. Ever wondered what extinction sounds like? #TheirFutureOurFuture #WMBD2017 Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Jonny Rankin, a British birdwatching enthusiast, developed the 'Dove Step' initiative to try to save the Turtle Dove, a #migratorybird, which has declined by 80% in Europe since 1980. He will walk over 700 miles of the bird’s migratory route in Spain to raise awareness and funding for the conservation of this species. #WMBD2017 #TheirFutureOurFuture BirdLife International Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals http://bit.ly/2kddI1A
There are as few as 100 breeding pairs of spoon-billed sandpipers in the wild and at a rate of 25 percent rate of decline each year, the species could be extinct within a decade. http://bit.ly/2mrYxGk #TheirFutureOurFuture #WMBD2017
The Yellow Sea is an important stopover site for many #migratorybirds, including the spoon-billed sandpiper. Conserving these wetlands is necessary to ensure the survival of waterbird species. http://bit.ly/2jT3t4v #TheirFutureOurFuture #WMBD2017
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.