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Statements to Mark World Migratory Bird Day 2018

Key World Migratory Bird Day supporters and partners from around the world have provided statements to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2018. With this year’s theme “Unifying Our Voices for Bird Conservation” they all express a strong and common message: successful migratory bird conservation can only be achieved if efforts are united worldwide.

All statements we receive will be added to this page as soon as they are made available to us. You are very welcome to add a statement on behalf of your organization. Please contact us at: contact[at]worldmigratorybirdday.org

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres<br />
UN Photo/Mark GartenMr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Migratory birds connect people, ecosystems and nations. They are symbols of peace and of an interconnected planet. Their epic journeys inspire people of all ages, across the globe. World Migratory Bird Day is an opportunity to celebrate the great natural wonder of bird migration – but also a reminder that those patterns, and ecosystems worldwide, are threatened by climate change.  I urge Governments and people everywhere to take concerted conservation action that will help to ensure the birds’ survival -- and our own.

 

 

  • Dr. Bradnee Chambers

    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS)

    Statement

  • Dr. Jacques Trouvilliez

    Executive Secretary
    African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (UNEP/AEWA)

    Statement

  • Susan Bonfield - Photo by ENB IISD

    Dr. Susan Bonfield

    Executive Director
    Environment for the Americas (EFTA)

    Statement

  • Lew Young eaafp

    Mr. Lew Young

    Chief Executive
    Partnership for the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAFP)

    Statement

  • Erik Solheim - UN Environment

    Mr. Erik Solheim

    Executive Director
    UN Environment

    Statement

  • Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer

    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

    Statement

  • Monique Barbut - UNCCD

    Ms. Monique Barbut

    Executive Secretary
    UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

    Statement

  • Marta Rojas Urrego - Ramsar

    Ms. Marta Rojas Urrego

    Secretary-General
    Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

    Statement

  • Marta Rojas Urrego - Ramsar

    Dr. Anne Larigauderie

    Executive Secretary
    Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

    Statement

  • Jane Smart - IUCN

    Dr. Jane Smart

    Global Director
    IUCN Biodiversity Conservation Group
    Director, IUCN Global Species Programme

    Statement

  • Mr. Rüdiger Strempel

    Mr. Rüdiger Strempel

    Executive Secretary
    Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS)

    Statement

  • Mr. Tom Barry

    Mr. Tom Barry

    Executive Secretary
    Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

    Statement

  • Mr. Martin Spray CBE

    Chief Executive
    Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

    Statement

  • Ms. Kuki Gallman

    Ambassador
    Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

    Statement

  • Mr. George Aman

    President
    International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation

    Statement

  • Dr. Fernando Spina

    Chair of the Scientific Council
    Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS)

    Statement

  • Prof. Stephen Garnett

    Joint COP-Appointed Councillor for Birds
    Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

    Statement

  • Dr. Ruth Cromie

    Head of Ecosystem Health
    Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT),
    Vice Chair of the AEWA Technical Committee

    Statement

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Wikelski

    Managing Director
    Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

    Statement