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World Migratory Bird Day: May 11

Date: 11 May 2019 Tags: Days & Dates

Every year World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is twice a year second Saturday in May and in October with objective of raising awareness and highlighting need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. First WMBD 2019 was observed on 11 May 2019. Its theme was “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!”. It seeks to put the spotlight on the negative impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats.

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)

It is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. It was initiated as annual day in 2006 and from 2018, it is celebrated twice a year, on the second Saturday in May and in October.

It is organized by two international wildlife treaties administered by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) – Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) andAfrican-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) along with Environment for the Americas (EFTA).