World Migratory Bird Day 2012 Breaks All Records - Most Successful Global Campaign Yet!

Children participating in WMBD in Argentina © Miguel Lillo FoundationBonn,
28 June 2012
- Over 250 events in a record 78 countries
celebrated and raised awareness about migratory birds for
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 12-13 May 2012, making
it the most successful of the seven held since the campaign’s
inception in 2006! Under the theme “Migratory birds
and people – together through time”, events
focused on the historical, social, economic and environmental
connections that people around the world have with migratory

World Migratory Bird Day events were held
on six continents in a great diversity of ways. From bird
watching in Argentina and photo exhibitions in India to
the City of Vancouver’s World Migratory Bird Day declaration
and education seminars in Mongolia, the amazing diversity
of World Migratory Bird Day events almost matches that of
the birds themselves. Such a wide variety of activities
shows how people can come together in different ways to
celebrate migratory birds and highlight the need for their

The World Migratory Bird Day Team would
like to thank all the event organizers, bird conservation
organizations, birding and concerned citizen groups, governments
and finally the thousands of dedicated individuals that
made 2012 our most successful campaign ever. Without the
devoted work and passion from individuals and organizations
such as you, World Migratory Bird Day would not be possible!

Visit the
World Migratory Bird Day Event Reports Page

to see event reports from around the globe!

See World Migratory Bird Day Event Photos on the new WMBD
Event Flickr Photo Album

If you have WMBD event photos, please share
them with us and WMBD community by adding them to the WMBD
Flickr account

Further information:

World Migratory Bird Day was initiated
in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting
the need for the protection of migratory birds and their
habitats. World Migratory Bird Day is organized by the Secretariats
of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species
of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Agreement on the Conservation
of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) –
two international wildlife treaties administered by the
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – and
a growing
number of partners

This year’s campaign was financially
supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment,
Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), which we acknowledge
with gratitude.

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