Campaign Strategy on Light Pollution

WMBD 2022 Campaign Strategy 
on the impacts of light pollution

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World Migratory Bird Day 2023 to Focus on Water

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Bonn, 1 December 2022 - We are pleased to announce that next year’s World Migratory Bird Day campaign will focus on the topic of water and its importance for migratory birds.

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Press Release: World Migratory Bird Day on 8 October Highlights Light Pollution as Growing Threat to Migratory Birds

Bonn, 7 October 2022 - Light pollution and its impact on migratory birds is the focus of World Migratory Bird Day 2022 which will be celebrated around the world on 8 October. Press Release: 

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World Migratory Bird Day Global Light Pollution Webinars

In the run-up to the second peak-day of World Migratory Bird Day 2022 coming up on Saturday, 8th of October – we are delighted to have been able to conduct two webinars on the this year’s theme of light pollution.Together with our partners, we were able to offer two World Migratory Bird Day Global Light Pollution Webinars – with the first one providing a general overview of the impact of light pollution (held at 5 pm CET on Thursday, 6 October),  and a second webinar looking at solutions and policies aiming to address light pollution (held at 9 am CET Friday, 7 October) .


WMBD 2022 Animation Video - available in all UN Languages

Follow a small songbird as it is lured into the dangers of the city by intense lights. The threats it faces are common for migrating birds trying to navigate urban environments. By turning out nonessential lighting at night, birds are less likely to become disoriented on their long journeys. Light pollution and its impact on migratory birds is the focus of World Migratory Bird Day 2022, a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. The slogan for the 2022 campaign is “Dim the Lights for Birds at Night!”


Joint message from Executive Secretaries of CMS and AEWA on WMBD 2022


City of Bonn Blog: Protecting birds: World Migratory Bird Day coming up in May

When thinking of migratory species, beautiful picture of birds on their biannual journey comes to mind. On May 14 and October 8, 2022, the world is celebrating their arrival and departure.


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UNFCCC Climate Blog: Flight Paths - World Migratory Bird Day 2022

Migratory birds have a number of important roles. “They are excellent biodiversity indicators, as they reflect the state of our environment,” CMS Executive Secretary Amy Fraenkel says. 


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