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Statements to Mark World Migratory Bird Day 2020

Key World Migratory Bird Day supporters and partners from around the world have provided statements to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2020. With this year’s theme “Birds Connect Our World” 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. Their epic journeys are symbols of our interconnected planet. 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 habitat destruction and climate change.  I urge Governments and people everywhere to take concerted conservation action that will help to ensure the birds’ survival -- and our own.

 

 

  • Amy Fraenkel

    Ms. Inger Andersen

    Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
    and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

    Statement

  • Amy Fraenkel

    Ms. Amy Fraenkel

    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Migratory Species

    Statement

  • Dr Jacques Trouvilliez

    Executive Secretary
    African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement
    Statement [EN]

    Statement

  • Doug Watkins - EAAFP

    Mr. Doug Watkins

    Chief Executive 
    East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Statement

    Statement

  • Ms. Jane Madgwick

    CEO Wetlands International 

    Statement

     

  • Mr. Spike Millington 

    Vice President 
    International Crane Foundation

    Statement

     

  • Ms. Patricia Zurita 

    Chief Executive
    BirdLife International

    Statement

     

  • Dr Anne Larigauderie 

    Executive Secretary  
    IPBES

    Statement

     

  • Mr. Randeep Hooda 

    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species

    Statement

     

  • Mr. Ian Redmond 

    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species

    Statement

     

  • Ms. Sacha Dench

    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species

    Statement

  • Dr Alberto Yanosky

    President
    Birdlife International Americas

     

    Statement

  • Mr. Ashok Sridharan

    Mayor of the City of Bonn

    Statement

  • Dr Fernando Spina

    Former Chair, Scientific Council of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
    Video Statement

    Statement

  • Ms. Martha Rojas-Urrego

    Secretary General
    Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

    Statement

  • Mr. Marco Lambertini

    Director General
    WWF International

    Statement

  • Prof. Stephen Garnett

    CMS Appointed Councillor for Birds,
    Charles Darwin University, Australia

    Statement

  • Dr Ruth Cromie

    Head of Ecosystem Health,
    The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

    Statement

  • Dr Theresa Mundita S. Lim

    Executive Director of ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity 

    Statement