The Secretariats of CMS and AEWA are marking this year’s World Environment Day (WED), the annual awareness-raising campaign led by UNEP, by announcing the winners of the first-ever World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) video competition.
The Third Meeting of Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation Measures for the Aquatic Warbler reiterates the aim of its Action Plan and makes new recommendations for its implementation.
Every year tens of millions of migratory birds, including raptors, are killed or injured by poorly designed, planned and sited energy infrastructure. They collide with installations such as wind turbines and power lines, get electrocuted on power distribution poles, and suffer loss of their habitats due to energy generation plants and associated facilities. Demand for energy is increasing rapidly. This is resulting in the construction of more and more energy related obstacles and ultimately higher mortality rates for migratory birds.