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.


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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Conserving Waterbirds in Africa’s Sahelo-Saharan Region

French version available here.


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.

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.

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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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.


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.


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.


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.



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