World Migratory Bird Day 2014
World Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated around the world on 10-11 May 2014 in order to raise awareness and interest in migratory birds and their conservation. These events offer opportunities for local awareness-raising to celebrate the beauty of birds and the wonder of their migrations. Activities to mark the occasion include bird-watching events, educational programmes, lectures and art exhibitions.
Raising awareness for migratory birds
Since its launch in 2006, the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day each year in mid-May offers an opportunity for people to undertake local awareness raising efforts about migratory birds. These celebrations are part of awareness raising actions that are needed year-round to promote and achieve the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats for the benefit of the birds and people.
Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism
Wetlands International is a founding partner in this annual celebration and we are happy to be joined by an increasing number of partners. "Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism" is the theme for 2014, allowing us all to celebrate the importance of migratory birds for local livelihoods through sustainable tourism initiatives.
With our local partners we are laying the foundations for sustainable tourism activities in our activities around the world. Our Destination Flyways and Arctic to Africa initiatives offer unique opportunities to develop sustainable tourism activities at important locations that migratory birds depend on during their annual migrations around the world’s major flyways.
We are highlighting opportunities for sustainable tourism initiatives in several critical locations for migratory birds:
The Pechora Delta of Russia
Djoudj National Park in Senegal
Chilika Lake on the east coast of India
Chongming Dontan National Nature Reserve in China