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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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German Activities to Tackle Light Pollution

World Migratory Bird day is dedicated this year to raise awareness on the issue of “light pollution”, which is not only a problem endangering migratory birds but has effects on a huge variety of species including e.g. insects being an essential source of pray for a huge variety of bird species in particular under the passerines too.


Press Release: World Migratory Bird Day: Light Pollution Threatens Birds across the World but Solutions are Readily Available

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. Activities to mark the day will be held globally under the theme “Dim the Lights for Birds at Night”.


Earth Hour 2022: Dim the Lights for People, Planet and for Migratory Birds!

Join us in supporting Earth Hour 2022 this Saturday, 26th of March at 8:30 p.m. local time! Every year, people across the globe switch off their lights for one hour to raise awareness on the issues our planet is facing. This year, Earth Hour is calling for the world to unite in a moment of solidarity for both people and planet.


"Dim the Lights for Birds at Night!" – The World Migratory Bird Day 2022 Slogan Announced!

“Dim the Lights for Birds at Night!” has been selected as the official slogan of the 2022 edition of the UN-backed global World Migratory Bird Day campaign. 


World Migratory Bird Day 2022 Theme to Focus on Light Pollution

Bonn, 9 December 2021 - Light Pollution will be the focus of the World Migratory Bird Day 2022 campaign. 

Artificial light is increasing globally by at least 2 per cent per year and it is known to adversely affect many bird species. Light pollution is a significant threat to migratory birds, causing disorientation when they fly at night, leading to collisions with buildings, perturbing their internal clocks, or interfering with their ability to undertake long-distance migrations.  


World Migratory Bird Day on 9 October Celebrates Birds and Nature

On Saturday, 9 October people all over the world will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. The UN-backed campaign is organized by a collaborative partnership among two environmental treaties - the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), and the non-profit organization, Environment for the Americas (EFTA).

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