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The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat would like to thank the following individuals for their help and support in developing materials for the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2009 campaign:


WMBD 2009 Website:

Development Team

Florian Keil – Project Coordination
Johannes Schramm – Web Developer & PHP Programmer (Author of the WMBD Registration System)
Dunia Sforzin – Webmaster

Lead text

Aigerim Duimagambetova
Natalie Wrighton

Editorial Team

Robert Vaag
Jolanta Kremer
Catherine Lehmann
Bert Lenten
Sergey Dereliev
Dunia Sforzin


WMBD 2009 Painting Competition

The WMBD 2009 Painting Competition was written by Aigerim Duimagambetova and illustrated by Natalie Wrighton.

Drawing Competition Translations: Francisco Rilla Manta (Spanish): Catherine Lehmann (French); Anita Lee & WY Lo from the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (Chinese); Aigerim Duimagambetova (Russian); Dunia Sforzin (German).

WMBD 2009 Trailer

The WMBD 2009 Trailer "BARRIERS TO MIGRATION" was produced by Natalie Wrighton based on a screenplay by Aigerim Duimagambetova, Natalie Wrighton, Dunia Sforzin and Florian Keil / Music by: www.freshcut.org / Original Footage by: Musch & Tinbergen

Photo Credits

We would like to thank and acknowledge the following individuals and organisations for their photo contributions:

WMBD Poster:

White Stork (original photo): Boris Belchev (http://www.wildlifephotos.eu/)
Poster design: Uwe Vaartjes

WMBD website: 

José Ángel
Amir Baldissera
Paul Bence (paulbence photography - www.bency.co.uk/blog)
Brent Danley (http://www.photography.brentdanley.com/)
Sergey Dereliev
Nicky Petkov (http://www.wildlifephotos.eu/)
(Dirk Ingo Franke
Thomas P. Jones
Jussi Mononen
Michael McDonough (Mikemcd on Flickr)
Aaron Murray
Ian Talty


The WMBD web team would also like to collectively thank the global Joomla! development community for their work on an open source content management system that works! Thank you for providing us with the ICT tools & infrastructure to help us reach out to the world!