World Migratory Bird Day 2012 Trailer Launched

Bonn, 30 March 2012 -
The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2012 campaign team is
excited to announce the release of this year’s campaign
trailer! The two-minute animated video helps explain this
year’s theme Migratory birds and people – together
through time, and is inspired by the 2012
WMBD Poster
. It aims to enhance the viewers’
understanding of migratory birds and their relevance for

Throughout time and across cultures humans
have relied on birds, be it to supply food, to deliver messages,
or to serve as symbols of power and prestige. Migratory
birds provide essential ecological benefits and services,
such as pollination and seed dispersal, and the phenomenon
of bird migration is crucial to the web of life. World Migratory
Bird Day 2012 celebrates the cultural, social, historic,
economic and spiritual connections we have with birds.

The video can be viewed online on the WMBD
and on the WMBD
YouTube channel
. A full version in English
is available as well as versions with French and Spanish
subtitles respectively.

We would like to thank everyone involved
in the production of this trailer, in particular Mr. Dirk
Räppold (website:
who was recruited through
and who dedicated his valuable time and creativity to the
campaign free of charge. We would also like to acknowledge
the contribution of our speaker Mr. Oskar Schlenker, as
well as Duonità
for the music used in the trailer.

We hope to underline the message of the
campaign with this trailer, and we invite all stakeholders
to make wide use of it in WMBD events and that it will help
spread the word about the campaign online. We also hope
to inspire others around the world to produce and share
videos of their own World Migratory Bird Day celebrations.

About World Migratory Bird Day

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.

For more information please contact:

Mr. Sean Wright

UNEP/CMS Secretariat

Tel: +49 (0)228 815 2480

Fax: +49 (0)228 815 2449



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