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Their Future is Our Future!

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From Sketch to Screen – Their Future is Our Future!

Bonn, 9 March 2017 – Louisa Brueckner, a talented 16-year-old from the Friedrich-Ebert Gymnasium in Bonn, came to the offices of the CMS and AEWA Secretariats as part of a two-week 'work experience' for her school. Amazingly, in the short time she was with our Joint CMS & AEWA Communications Unit, she produced 17 unique drawings of the flagship species selected for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day campaign.


Channel 4 Doc Highlights Spoon-Billed Sandpiper Conservation in China

 "China: Between Clouds and Dreams," explores the lives of Chinese citizens and the country's "environmental destiny". The Channel 4 documentary, which aired in November 2016, intimately shows the everyday lives of Chinese people as they grapple with an ambitious future and an increasingly fragile ecology. In the premiere episode, a group of school children investigate the existence of the endangered spoon-billed sandpiper.


#WorldMigratoryBirdDay was born in 2006! See this video about #WMBD's origins: #TheirFutureOurFuture #WMBD2017 https://t.co/cVOkfogfet


City lights and transparent glass can disorient and kill migratory birds. #TheirFutureOurFuture #WMBD2017 http://bit.ly/2kRIaOJ


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