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World Migratory Bird Day observed across the world

May 15, 2014 16:50 IST

10-11 May World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was observed across the world on 10 – 11 May 2014.  The Theme of the WMBD 2014 was Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism.

The day was celebrated by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to promote their new Destination Flyways Project. The project aims to build local sustainable tourism by linking together key migratory bird sites, local communities and the global wildlife watching industry.

The WMBD 2014 highlighted the links between migratory bird conservation, local community development and wildlife watching tourism around the world. The day is celebrated by organising public events like bird festivals, education programmes and bird watching excursions.

About World Migratory Bird Day
The Day was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats.

The campaign is organized by two international wildlife treaties administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA).

About Destination Flyways
Destination Flyways aims to generate revenue for improved management of biodiversity and spread the benefits of tourism to local communities, while creating attractive experiences for tourists.


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