Dubai Municipality Marks World Migratory Bird Day 2016

The Natural Resources Conservation Section of Dubai Municipality’s Environment Department has a long-standing relationship with World Migratory Bird Day starting in 2007.

12.5.2016

WMBD2016 Press Release: New Task Force Set to Stop Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) announced today the creation of the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean composed of Governments and the European Commission. UN organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), international environmental treaties, INTERPOL, law enforcement and judiciary organizations, hunting communities and nongovernmental organizations will also be part of the coalition.

10.5.2016

Launch of the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean (MIKT)

In order to tackle the issue in a most efficient way, the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean (MIKT) has been created under CMS to facilitate international cooperation. #MIKT. Read more about MIKT: http://bit.ly/1q3yimC

10.5.2016

BirdLife's new socio-economic survey on bird hunting along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt

Nature Conservation Egypt (NCE), under the supervision of the BirdLife International Secretariat, has undertaken a socio-economic survey on bird hunting along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, to understand the socio-economic dimensions of bird hunting, and assess the resource dependency and social resilience and communities’ ability to cope with any future changes in regulations and conservation strategies.

10.5.2016

Fact Sheet about the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds

What is actually meant with "Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds"? Our Fact Sheet gives you the answers! [Read More]

10.5.2016

Help us STOP illegal #birdkilling

Unlawfully shot, trapped or glued. Every year around 25 million birds are killed across the Mediterranean 
region each year. Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade! 
© BirdLife International, 2016

10.5.2016

World Migratory Bird Day in Indonesia

This year, the Gorontalo region in Indonesia hosts two events which are particularly relevant for World Migratory Bird Day. Indeed, it is the location where WMBD 2016 official trailer was shot, and where a registered activity is taking place on the 10 May for the first time in this area. 

9.5.2016

Have you ever heard about the Finnish “Battle of Towers”?

The Battle of Towers is the epical name for a very important event organized by BirdLife Finland that has taken place every year in May since 2000. The Battle of Towers will be fought on 7 May and this year the event will also be part of the World Migratory Bird Day.

6.5.2016

World Migratory Bird Day Celebrated in Iraq

On Tuesday, 10 May, the Chibayish branch of Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner in Iraq) is organizing a suite of activities to celebrate this year’s World Migratory Bird Day and raise awareness on the 2016 theme “Stop illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds”. This event is to take place both in schools and in the National Park of Central Marshes.

3.5.2016

AEWA Grant to Support WMBD 2016 Celebrations in Africa

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)  campaign is recognized and promoted as an effective means for increasing understanding of and raising awareness on the need for conserving migratory birds, including in the African region. The AEWA Plan of Action for Africa therefore promotes the annual celebration of WMBD in each AEWA African Contracting Party through the provision of seed-funding to support the organization of national events, as well through the organization of a major sub-regional WMBD event each year.

28.4.2016

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