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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

World Migratory Bird Day 2015, May 9-10

World Migratory Bird Day - 9/10 May
THEME 2015 : Energy - make it bird-friendly!

 Quote to Mark World Migratory Bird Day from Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
"I fully support the global campaign to raise awareness about the threats to migratory birds from habitat destruction, overexploitation, pollution and climate change. I call for greater international efforts to restore and preserve migratory birds and the network of sites they need to survive as an important part of the environment on which we all depend."
                                                             Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

In times of ever-increasing global demand for energy, developing new and expanding existing renewable energy technologies are key when striving towards a low carbon future. Yet energy cannot be truly sustainable and nature-friendly unless it fully takes biodiversity and, more specifically, migratory birds into consideration. With the theme “Energy – make it bird-friendly!”, World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2015 aims to highlight the importance of deploying energy technologies in a way that prevents, minimizes and mitigates impacts on migratory birds and their habitats.

Energy, Make it Friendly WMBD theme 2015

World Migratory Bird Day 2015 also marks the 20th anniversary year of AEWA – the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds – whose Secretariat together with the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) are the organizational drivers for this unique campaign. 

 Statement by Dr Bradnee Chambers to mark 2015 World Migratory Bird Day

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