2018 is an important transition year in the history of World Migratory Bird Day - unifying the planet’s major migratory bird corridors, or flyways: the African-Eurasian flyway, the East Asian-Australasian flyway, and the Americas flyways. Celebrated from now on twice a year, on the Second Saturday in May and in October, WMBD aims to reach out to a broader audience and amplify its message for bird conservation. As a new global platform that unifies efforts worldwide, WMBD will be reinforcing education and awareness-raising about the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats - at all different levels, in all parts of the world.

 

WMBD2018 Highlights

414
Events Registered
68
Countries involved
Statements from Key World Migratory Bird Day supporters and partners
    Jacques Trouvilliez - AEWA  Susan Bonfield - EFTA  Lew Young - EAAFP  Erik Solheim - UN Environment      Marta Rojas Urrego - Ramsar  Anne Larigauderie - IPBES  Jane Smart - IUCN  Rüdiger Strempel - WCSS  Tom Barry - CAFF  Martin Spray - WWT  Kuki Gallman  Georges Aman - CIC  Fernando Spina - CMS  Stephen Garnett - CMS  Ruth Cromie - AEWA, WWT  Martin Wikelski - MPIO

Unifying our Voices

for Bird Conservation.
Towards a new WMBD

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STORIES

Célébration de la journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs au Parc Diawling

Le Parc National du Diawling est un site protégé dans le sud-ouest de la Mauritanie. Cette aire protégée a été créée dans le but de reconstituer une biodiversité détruite.

Le vendredi 12 mai 2017, le Parc National du Diawling a participé à la célébration de la Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs (JMOM) dans le cadre des activités du programme d’éducation environnementale. L’événement était organisé avec les écoles de Ziré Sbeikhat et Ziré Taghrédient, situées dans la périphérie du Parc.

20.9.2017

Le Maroc célèbre la JMOM

Le Groupe de Recherche Pour la Protection des Oiseaux au Maroc « GREPOM-Birdlife Maroc », unité régionale Souss-Massa, a célébré la Journée Mondiale des Oiseaux Migrateurs 2017, sous le thème « Leur avenir est notre avenir, respectons la planète pour les oiseaux migrateurs et pour les hommes ».

22.6.2017

Celebrations for WMBD 2017 in Ethiopia

On 20 and 21 May, celebrations for World Migratory Bird Day took place in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Around the Lakes Chitu, Shalla and Zeway, the celebrations included bird walks, education programmes, lectures and much more in the spirit of “Their Future is Our Future” for WMBD 2017. The Rift Valley is considered one of the most fragile ecosystems in Ethiopia, with wetlands offering vital feeding and lay-over sites for hundreds of thousands of migratory birds.

1.6.2017

Dubai promotes the sustainable management of its natural resources

The Natural Resources Conservation Section of Dubai Municipality’s Environment Department sustains its ancient commitment to World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) every year which started in 2007.

23.5.2017

The Wings of Love – WMBD Benefit Concert in Bologna

Bonn/Bologna, 19 May 2017 – there was standing room only in the Cappella Farnese in Bologna’s medieval Palazzo d’Accursio for the fifth annual Benefit Concert held as part of the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. 

19.5.2017
White Pelican. Photo: UNEP/AEWA/Sergey Dereliev

Populations of migratory birds are "collapsing": UN avian expert

The population of migratory birds worldwide is in danger of collapsing unless their habitats are taken better care of and climate change is addressed.

Listen to Borja Heredia, head of the avian unit at the UN Convention on Migratory Species.

 

11.5.2017
Jacques Trouvilliez, Secrétaire exécutif de l'AEWA

La préservation des oiseaux migrateurs et de leurs habitats contribue au développement durable

Ecouter Jacques Trouvilliez au micro : des mots clairs, un plaidoyer implacable pour les oiseaux migrateurs - et pour l'humanité.

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11.5.2017