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

Conserving Waterbirds in Africa’s Sahelo-Saharan Region

French version available here.

10.5.2017

CIC Children Drawing Contest

This is the second year that the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) participates in the World Migratory Bird Day campaign to raise awareness about the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats in particular, and about environmental issues in general throughout the world.

10.5.2017
Picture by Tian Zhiwei, director of the CCAfa for Waterfowls at Tangshan, 2017.5.9

Stories from China

China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) is an independent organization approved by the State Council and registered in the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The non-profit organisation was founded in 1985 through the reintroduction of Milu deer, from the U.K back to China by the Duke of Bedford. The non-profit organisation is dedicated to biodiversity conservation, environmental protection, green and sustainable development and eco-civilization promotion.

10.5.2017
Red Knots flying over Porsanger Fjord, Northern Norway © Peter Prokosch/Grid Arendal

World Migratory Bird Day: A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People

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10.5.2017
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

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