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Statement by Ms. Inger Andersen on World Migratory Bird Day 2021

Inger Andersen - UN Environment Programme

Ms. Inger Andersen
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

Migratory birds are world travellers. For generations they have connected people, countries and ecosystems. But they also have a front row seat to what we at UNEP call the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. Climate change is changing and disturbing the migratory patterns of birds. The destruction of the natural world threatens these pollinators, critical for food security and well-being. And pollution whether in waterbodies, land or air, is proving toxic for migratory birds. On World Migratory Bird Day, I call on us to re-double our commitment to addressing the triple planetary crisis and securing the future of bird song for all.

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