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Ecological Connectivity

Birds Connect
Our World!

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WMBD2020 Highlights

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Key World Migratory Bird Day supporters and partners

  • António Guterres
    Secretary-General of the United Nations

    Inger Andersen
    United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP
    Amy Fraenkel, Convention on Migratory Species
    Amy Fraenkel
    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Migratory Species
    Jacques Trouvilliez - AEWA
    Jacques Trouvilliez
    Executive Secretary
    African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement
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  • Doug Watkins - EAAFP
    Doug Watkins
    Chief Executive
    East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership

    Jane Madgwick
    Wetlands International

    Spike Millington
    Vice President
    International Crane Foundation

    Patricia Zurita
    Chief Executive
    BirdLife International
  • Anne Larigauderie
    Anne Larigauderie
    Executive Secretary
    Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

    Randeep Hooda
    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species

    Ian Redmond
    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species

    Sacha Dench
    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species
  • Anne Larigauderie
    Alberto Yanosky
    Birdlife International Americas

    Ashok Sridharan
    Mayor of the City of Bonn

    Fernando Spina
    Former Chair
    Scientific Council of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

    Martha Rojas-Urrego
    Secretary General
    Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • Anne Larigauderie
    Marco Lambertini
    Director General
    WWF International

    Stephen Garnett
    CMS Appointed Councillor for Birds
    Charles Darwin University, Australia

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

    Theresa Mundita S. Lim
    Executive Director
    ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
  • Rüdiger Strempel
    Rüdiger Strempel
    Executive Secretary
    George Aman
    George Aman
    President of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)
    Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
    Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Biological Diversity


American Kestrel © Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

New Bird Quiz Takes Flight!

The WMBD Team has prepared a new online quiz about some spectacular soaring species! The quiz focuses on the twelve focal species of the 2020 World Migratory Bird Day campaign (those featured on the poster!). Test your knowledge and learn more about these amazing birds! If you need a few hints, check out the CMS and AEWA websites as well as the EFTA WMBD 2020 Species Fact Sheets. The quiz is available here in:

EnglishFrench and Spanish.


PRESS RELEASE: World Migratory Bird Day 2020 - Birds Connect Our World

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World Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated by people across the world on Saturday, 9 May with the theme “Birds Connect Our World”. The UN-led campaign aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the importance of international cooperation to conserve them. It is organized by a collaborative partnership among two UN treaties - the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) - and the Colorado-based non-profit organization, Environment for the Americas (EFTA).

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World Migratory Bird Day 2020

On Saturday, 9 May 2020, people around the world will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) – a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. This year the theme of World Migratory Bird Day is “Birds Connect Our World” and was chosen to highlight the importance of conserving and restoring the ecological connectivity and integrity of ecosystems that support the natural cycles that are essential for the survival and well-being of migratory birds.

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"Birds Connect Our World" WMBD 2020 Poster

World Migratory Bird Day and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bonn, 27 March 2020 – the second Saturday of May is approaching fast and no doubt plans for some World Migratory Bird Day events are already well advanced in different countries around the world.  Unfortunately, activities planned for May will almost certainly need to be postponed or modified due to the still developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis affecting the entire world. 


World Migratory Bird Day in Focus at UN Day Celebrations in Bonn

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and its associated Agreements also called the CMS Family took part in the annual UN Day celebrations on Bonn's Market Square on 12 October.  Acting Executive Secretary joined the CMS Family team, meeting with Mayor and other city officials, heads other UN agencies, members of the diplomatic corps, and representatives of other organizations participating in the event.