enlightened PRESS RELEASE - English  French  Spanish (published on 7 May 2020)

Living on the Edge: improving bird habitats in the Sahel.

Around the world, many migratory bird species are sharply declining in numbers, and these declines are indicative of the threats facing the wider environment.


Birds and people in the Sahel rely on the same natural resources: trees, water, land. They are living on the edge, for here, the landscape is also changing.


Channel 4 Doc Highlights Spoon-Billed Sandpiper Conservation in China

 "China: Between Clouds and Dreams," explores the lives of Chinese citizens and the country's "environmental destiny". The Channel 4 documentary, which aired in November 2016, intimately shows the everyday lives of Chinese people as they grapple with an ambitious future and an increasingly fragile ecology. In the premiere episode, a group of school children investigate the existence of the endangered spoon-billed sandpiper.


From Sketch to Screen – Their Future is Our Future!

Bonn, 9 March 2017 – Louisa Brueckner, a talented 16-year-old from the Friedrich-Ebert Gymnasium in Bonn, came to the offices of the CMS and AEWA Secretariats as part of a two-week 'work experience' for her school. Amazingly, in the short time she was with our Joint CMS & AEWA Communications Unit, she produced 17 unique drawings of the flagship species selected for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day campaign.


The Story Behind Our World Migratory Bird Day 2017 Poster

Bonn, 7 March 2017 – Ferney Manrique Aragon, a dedicated Colombian UN Online Volunteer based in China, used his graphic design skills to produce our stunning new World Migratory Bird Day 2017 (WMBD 2017) Poster!


The Wadden Sea Celebrates Migratory Birds

Bonn, 05 October 2016 - The Migratory Bird Days are being celebrated from 8 to 16 October in the Wadden Sea National Park. More than 250 events will be organized along the coast of the North Sea and the Frisian Islands.

Bird watching at Divjaka-Karavasta National Park

World Migratory Bird Day Celebrations Highlight Pelican’s Day in Albania

The Divjaka-Karavasta National Park in Albania cooperated with a number of NGOs to link the celebration of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day with Pelican’s Day and a local products fair. The aim of the event was to raise awareness about the importance of the conservation of the National Park and its flagship species – the Dalmatian pelican.

Crafting Bird Masks at Liceo Taller San Miguel

World Migratory Bird Day Educational Events in Pereira, Colombia

The Liceo Taller San Miguel organized educational activities in various schools and universities to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2016 and to raise awareness about the importance of migratory birds.

Red knot

World Migratory Bird Day Movie Night in Adelaide Raises Funds for Nature Education

The Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary in cooperation with Birds South Australia (SA), BirdLife Australia, Nature Play as well as the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Natural Resource Management Board, organized a movie night and fundraising event on 10 May 2016, to mark World Migratory Bird Day in Adelaide.


All for safe skies for Migratory Birds in Sudan

The Sudanese Wildlife Society (SWS) held a one day workshop to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 23rd May 2016  that was hosted by the Wildlife Conservation General Authority (WCGA). This year's theme on ‘ .... and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade' guided the discussions.


Large Turnout and Media Presence at WMBD Event in Tanzania

The University of Dar es Salaam, in particular the Department of Zoology and Wildlife Conservation, jointly with the Bird Environment and Community (BECO) Foundation and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, organized the celebration of a major World Migratory Bird Day event in Tanzania, which took place in Dar es Salaam on Saturday, 14 May 2016. The event was supported by an AEWA 2016 WMBD grant made possible through a voluntary contribution from the German Environment Ministry (BMUB).



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