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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016, 10 May.


World Migratory Bird Day - 9/10 May
Всемирный день мигрирующих птиц, 10 мая.
世界候鸟日, 5月10日.
Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs, le 10 mai.
Día Mundial de las Aves Migratorias, 10 de mayo.
اليوم العالمي للطيور المهاجرة، 10 مايو.



Theme 2016 : Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade of Migratory birds!


Tackling illegal killing and trade in wildlife, including birds, and mobilizing global action around the issue will also be the focus of the 2016 World Environment Day, which takes place on 5 June and is hosted by Angola, under the slogan 'Go Wild for Life.' A global UN campaign to garner support for stopping the trade in many species and their products will also be launched.

 

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.


"Migratory birds are symbols of the inter-connectedness of life on earth. Their annual migrations across countries and continents inspire people of all ages, all over the world. I fully support the global campaign dedicated to celebrating this natural wonder and raising awareness about the threats these birds face, from habitat destruction to pollution and climate change. This year's World Migratory Bird Day highlights a growing danger: the illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds. I commend the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) for the important work they are doing, along with many dedicated people and organizations around the world. As we celebrate these nomads of the sky, let us act on earth to secure their future -- and ours."


Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon.


Other Statements

- Statement by Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.
- Statement by Dr. Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.
- Statement by Dr. Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (UNEP/AEWA) on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.
- Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, Executive Secretary Convention on Biological Diversity on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.
- Statement by Ms. Patricia Zurita, Chief Executive BirdLife International on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.
- Statement by Mr. Spike Millington,  Chief Executive Partnership for the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAFP) Secretariat on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.
- Statement by Interpol, The International Criminal Police Organization ICPO or INTERPOL,
- Statement by Dr. Fernando Spina, Chair of the Scientific Council Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.
- Statements by EUFJE The European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.
- Statement by Mr. George Aman, President of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.
- Statement by Ms. Mechtild Rössler, Director of the Division for Heritage and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on World Migratory Bird Day 2016, May 10.


 



Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade of Migratory birds!

With the slogan " … and when the skies fall silent?", World Migratory Bird Day 2016 aims to highlight the incredible numbers of migratory birds being lost each year as a result of illegal killing, taking and trade. The motives behind these illicit activities are various and the toll that they are taking is incredible – millions of birds are being killed each year – numbers that are totally unsustainable and which alongside other pressures such as habitat loss and climate change are leading to many once common species being threatened with extinction.

Opinions : Tackling Africa's Impending Vulture Crisis.


 

Migratory Birds - Connecting Continents



 
EventsWorld Migratory Bird Day Global Events Map 2016.

Ahead of the Day, the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) announced the creation of the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean composed of Governments and the European Commission.
UN organizations such as the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), international environmental treaties, INTERPOL, law enforcement and judiciary organizations, hunting communities and nongovernmental organizations will also be part of the coalition.





"Spread your wings for Bird conservation" International Migratory Bird Day 2016

In 2016, International Migratory Bird Day highlights the importance of international efforts to conserve birds through agreements, laws, treaties, and collaborations. This year also marks the Centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty, a landmark agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico to protect our shared migratory birds. The 11 bird species on the poster represent the iimportance of these ag...reements among governments and illustrate the many ways we, as citizens, may be involved in ensuring that these protections remain in place. The IMBD poster image was created by Canadian artist, Lionel Worrell.


 News :
- World Migratory Bird Day Event Photos
 - Warning skies may 'fall silent,' United Nations calls for end to illegal Poaching and Trade of Migratory birds
- Countries Meet to Tackle Threats to Europe’s Most Endangered Bird of Prey. Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS).
Birds That Use Birdhouses. Mass Audubon.
- CITES and Wild Bird Trade.
- European Commission Roadmap towards Eliminating Illegal Killing, trapping and Trade of Birds.
- Illegal bird killing is taking place at quite extraordinary and unsustainable levels
The Red List Index for Internationally Traded Bird Species Shows their Deterioration in Status
 
Migratory Birds



Dedicated governments, organizations or individuals interested in becoming Partners or Sponsors of of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD).




 

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