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Statement by Mr. Martin Spray CBE on World Migratory Bird Day 2018

Martin Spray CBE, WWTMr. Martin Spray CBE

Chief Executive of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

It is an amazing thought that a bird outside your window has travelled thousands of miles across oceans and continents to be there. Its appearance could be your welcome first sign of summer, while in six months’ time it could herald winter for a faraway nation. Migratory birds transcend borders to connect all of us in shared wonderment. They inspire nations to collaborate to provide water, food and shelter – to the benefit of ourselves as well as our wildlife. Migratory birds bring people and wildlife around the world together, and that is worth celebrating.

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