WMBD2017 Highlights

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The operatic choir, Corale Lirica San Rocco

World Migratory Bird Day Concert in Bologna

The Corale Lirica San Rocco will be giving a benefit concert in Bologna on 13 May, as part of the annual celebrations of World Migratory Bird Day. The operatic choir, which gave a concert in Bonn the last four years, will now perform in its home city. The matinee will start at 11.00 hrs in the historical Cappella Farnese di Palazzo D’Accursio.

10.5.2017

Message from Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), on World Migratory Bird Day 2017

9.5.2017

Living Planet: Why we should celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

Listen to Borja Heredia, CMS Birds Expert, who tells you why we should celebrate Migratory Birds all round the world.

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8.5.2017
Storyboard of the Trailer of the World Migratory Bird Day 2017

“Man is a Part of Nature, not Something Contrasted with Nature” – The Story behind our Trailer

Bonn, 2 May 2017 – after the launch of our new and lively World Migratory Bird Day 2017 Trailer last week, the video has already had several thousand views. This speaks volumes about the talents of its creator, Gonçalo Nobre, a creative and motivated UN Online Volunteer from Portugal who was very happy to support the cause and raise awareness for migratory birds.

2.5.2017
Photo: Eugene Cheah

Stopping habitat loss: China proposes Yellow Sea to be added to the World Heritage Tentative List

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.

21.4.2017

What the trials of migratory birds say about Asia’s development

In their April issue, The Economist explains how migratory waterbirds - including two of our flagship species: the Black-tailed godwit and Spoon-billed sandpiper - are important to Asia's natural and political environment. Waterbird conservation along the East Asian Australasian Flyway could be the key to better diplomatic relations.

26.4.2017