Our Fate is Tied to Migratory Birds

This film aims to raise awareness about World Migratory Bird Day and the 2017 campaign theme: "Their Future is Our Future - A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People". It was produced by a team of interns during their internship at the Joint Communications Unit of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA).

 

 

12.4.2017

Connecting the Missing Link: AfriBiRds Programme to monitor migratory birds

Migratory birds face perilous conditions throughout their African migration. As scientists observe declining populations, a new programme constructed by BirdLife International in Africa is taking steps to help conserve their habitats. By monitoring migration patterns and evaluating potential threats, AfriBiRds seeks to higlight the importance of migratory birds to people and communities throughout Africa and halt their demise before it is too late.

7.4.2017

Living on the Edge: improving bird habitats in the Sahel.

Around the world, many migratory bird species are sharply declining in numbers, and these declines are indicative of the threats facing the wider environment.

 

Birds and people in the Sahel rely on the same natural resources: trees, water, land. They are living on the edge, for here, the landscape is also changing.

3.4.2017

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.

13.3.2017

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.

9.3.2017

The Story Behind Our World Migratory Bird Day 2017 Poster

Bonn, 7 March 2017 – Ferney Manrique Aragon, a dedicated Colombian UN Online Volunteer based in China, used his graphic design skills to produce our stunning new World Migratory Bird Day 2017 (WMBD 2017) Poster!

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Their Future is Our Future!

Find out why our future is linked to the future of migratory birds

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