World Migratory Bird Day 2016 Summary

Bonn, 23 May 2016 – Every year more than 25 million of migratory birds are illegally killed or taken across the Mediterranean. They are shot or caught with nets and other indiscriminate traps. With the slogan “… and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade!”, World Migratory Bird Day 2016 highlighted the incredible numbers of migratory birds being lost each year as a result of these activities.

23.5.2016

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

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