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Statement by Ms. Patricia Zurita on World Migratory Bird Day 2018

Patricia Zurita - Birldlife Int'lMs. Patricia Zurita

Chief Executive Officer of Birdlife International

For many of us, migratory birds are a cultural touchstone; they mark changes in the seasons, or certain parts of the year, and we look forward to their return, time after time. They are also a reminder of the connection and link between people, as we all are responsible, together, for caring for and protecting these remarkable species. Unfortunately, migratory birds are now more threatened than ever, with more than 40 percent of species declining. Migratory Bird Day is a time for us to remember and celebrate the connection, as well as our shared responsibility to care for these birds and the lands they fly over during their incredible journeys.

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