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Stopping habitat loss: China proposes Yellow Sea to be added to the World Heritage Tentative List

Bonn/Incheon – 21 April 2017 - Habitat loss is one of the main triggers for the extinction of migratory birds and a main topic for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day. Now, the Yellow Sea of China and the Bohai Gulf, known for rapid destruction of natural habitats, have finally regained some hope with regard to preserving their valuable wetlands. Those areas were recently added to the World Heritage Tentative List, which means a significant step towards recognition and protection.

21.4.2017

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!

7.3.2017

The Wadden Sea Celebrates Migratory Birds

Bonn, 05 October 2016 - The Migratory Bird Days are being celebrated from 8 to 16 October in the Wadden Sea National Park. More than 250 events will be organized along the coast of the North Sea and the Frisian Islands.

5.10.2016
Bird watching at Divjaka-Karavasta National Park

World Migratory Bird Day Celebrations Highlight Pelican’s Day in Albania

The Divjaka-Karavasta National Park in Albania cooperated with a number of NGOs to link the celebration of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day with Pelican’s Day and a local products fair. The aim of the event was to raise awareness about the importance of the conservation of the National Park and its flagship species – the Dalmatian pelican.

14.9.2016
Crafting Bird Masks at Liceo Taller San Miguel

World Migratory Bird Day Educational Events in Pereira, Colombia

The Liceo Taller San Miguel organized educational activities in various schools and universities to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2016 and to raise awareness about the importance of migratory birds.

4.8.2016

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