Bonn, 25 April 2016 – On Saturday, 23 April, the local branch of the nature NGO, NABU (BirdLife Partner in Germany) organized a birding tour in English and German guided by the local bird expert, Mr. Frank Wissing: a 1.5km excursion in the Rheinaue to gain more knowledge on migratory birds, their journey and to watch them in one of their stop-over sites. The bird walk was registered on the World Migratory Bird Day website as one of this year’s events (http://www.worldmigratorybirdday.org/).
On Tuesday, 10 May, the Chibayish branch of Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner in Iraq) is organizing a suite of activities to celebrate this year’s World Migratory Bird Day and raise awareness on the 2016 theme “Stop illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds”. This event is to take place both in schools and in the National Park of Central Marshes.
This year, the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds NGO (BirdLife in Armenia) will organize an Educational Lecture in Nature Visitor Centre in Dsegh Village (Lori Province, northern part of Armenia).
The Battle of Towers is the epical name for a very important event organized by BirdLife Finland that has taken place every year in Maysince 2000. The Battle of Towers will be fought on 7 May and this year the event will also be part of the World Migratory Bird Day.
Statement by Dr. Fernando Spina, Chair of the Scientific Council of the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) for the 2016 edition of World Migratory Bird Day.
The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) campaign is recognized and promoted as an effective means for increasing understanding of and raising awareness on the need for conserving migratory birds, including in the African region. The AEWA Plan of Action for Africa therefore promotes the annual celebration of WMBD in each AEWA African Contracting Party through the provision of seed-funding to support the organization of national events, as well through the organization of a major sub-regional WMBD event each year.
Bonn, 27 April 2016 – the jury set up to decide the winner of this year’s WMBD video competition has met and reached its verdict choosing the entry submitted by N F Lart of Indonesia. This video will now be used as the official trailer for this year’s campaign which is being conducted under the slogan “…and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade!”
Watch the #WorldMigratoryBirdDay statement of Spike Millington, the Chief Executive of East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP)! We need your help to spread the voice and #stopillegalkilling, too many species are in danger! #WMBD2016
Bonn, 14 April 2016 - Join the celebration of a great natural wonder on World Migratory Bird Day! Take action and celebrate, conserve and raise awareness of migratory birds on or around 10 May 2016 by organizing educational programmes, lectures, bird walks, visits to bird-watching sites, competitions, art exhibitions and other public events.
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.