World Migratory Bird Day 2017 – Reports

 Bangladesh


WMBD 2017 - BangladeshEvent name: WMBD Bangladesh
Organizer: Nature Conservation Society
Summary: In Bangladesh, World Migratory Bird Day 2017 was celebrated in a colorful way. The main event was conducted in Moulovibazar. On the 9th of May an art competition was held at Shishu Academy, Shunamgong and the topic of the drawing competition was migratory birds and their habitat. 60 School children (Group A: Class 1-5; Group B: Class 5-10) took part in the competition. On the 10th of May a colorful rally was organized by Nature Conservation Society with the help of the local Forest Division followed by a seminar at Moulovibazar Government High School Auditorium.  <Read More>


Cambodia

WMBD2017 - CambodiaEvent name: World Migratory Bird Day – Cambodia
Organizer: Department of Freshwater Wetlands Conservation of Ministry of Environment
Summary: Cambodia has been a partner of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) since 2007. EAAFP is a partnership network of countries in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway that conserves migratory birds, their habitat, and people’s livelihood. Since 2006, World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has been celebrated as an annual awareness-raising campaign on the second week of May. Cambodia, as a partner country, has celebrated World Migratory Bird Day since 2012. <Read More>


China


WMBD2017 - Hong Kong: Launch of a tailor-made education pack about wetlands, waterbirds and sustainable livingEvent name: Launch of a tailor-made education pack about wetlands, waterbirds , and sustainable living
Organizer: Fujian Minjiang River Estuary Wetland National Nature Reserve and WWF-Hong Kong
Summary: A launch ceremony of the education pack “Connect with the Green Minjiang”  <Read More>


Indonesia


WMBD 2017 - GorontaloEvent name: WMBD Gorontalo
Organizer: Biodiversitas Gorontalo (Biota)
Summary: Biota together with partners successfully organized several planned activities, including bird watching, educational activities, and a photo exhibition. <Read More>

 

WMBD2017 - WasurEvent Name: WMBD Wasur
Organizer:
 Wasur National Park
Summary: 
WMBD 2017 was proudly celebrated by many all over the world, including Indonesia. This year theme, healthy planet for birds and people, their future is our future… <Read More>

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WMBD2017 - AcehEvent Name: WMBD Aceh
Organizer: UKM HIMPUS
Summary: This year is the third year of UKM HIMPUS participating in World Migratory Bird Day in Aceh. In 2015, UKM HIMPUS organized the event together with “Aceh Birder” a community of observer organizations and bird lovers in Aceh. <Read More>

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WMBD2017 - JakartaEvent Name: WMBD Jakarta
Organizer:
Collaboration of Universities in Jakarta
Summary: 
WMBD activities in Jakarta included bird watching, environmental education to high schools, and seminars. Bird watching was done at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta.  At the time of bird observation, participants consisted of 25 people from universities in Jakarta, Bekasi, and Depok. They invite zoo visitors to observe birds and provide guidance on the importance of protecting the birds in the wild. <Read More>

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WMBD2017 - JambiEvent Name: WMBD 2017 – Jambi
Organizer:
Bird Consultant
Summary: This WMBD event was held at Desa Sungai Cemara-Jambi. One of the reasons why this location was chosen is because of the information from headman of Desa Sungai Cemara about the incident on March 2017. A hundred little stint were paralyzed on Pantai Cemara – Desa Sungai Cemara Jambi. Only 7 birds survived and were able to fly back to their habitat. <Read More>

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WMBD 2017 - North SumateraEvent name: World Migratory Bird Day – North Sumatera
Organizer: This event was organized by Birding Sumatera and Biology Study Club of North Sumatera University.
Summary: This event was a short documentary film screening with the title “Amazing Wings” followed by a discussion about the conservation of migratory shorebirds and their habitat in the eastern coastal area of North Sumatera Province. <Read More>


The Republic of Korea


WMBD2017 - Yeongjongdo (Incheon)Event name: Yeongjong-do Mudflat Migratory Bird Day
Organizer: Incheon Green Korea United, Incheon Bridge
Summary: On May 20th, ‘The 2017 Yeongjong-do MudflatMigratory Bird Day (2017 영종도 갯벌 철새의 날)’ in Yeongjong-do mudflat was held. <Read More>

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WMBD2017 - Moksang High SchoolEvent name: World Migratory Bird Day – Moksang High School
Organizer: 
Moksang High School
Summary: 
Students in the Moksang High School, Mokpo, Republic of Korea, celebrate the World Migratory Bird Day 2017. They learned about migratory waterbirds and went bird watching with teachers.

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WMBD2017 National celebration and site managers’ workshop in SeocheonEvent name: 2017 International Workshop on Flyway Site Network
Organizer: Ministry of Environment, Korea
Summary: The national celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity, World Wetland Day and World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2017 was held jointly at the National Institute of Ecology (NIE) in Seocheon, the Republic of Korea (RoK), from 20 to 24 May 2017. Over 700 participants from national and local governments including the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Seocheon County, international organizations including EAAFP and local communities joined the event.  <Read More>

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WMBD 2017: Red Knot artwork exhibition and TOWT (21 Apr-29 May)Event name: World Migratory Bird Day 2017 – Incheon
Organizer: EAAFP
Summary: After several months of preparation, our World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) event is nearing the end. I was fully involved in the preparation to promote the event through the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, and also lead the local event in the G-Tower in Incheon, the Republic of Korea. I would like to report about this local event where we held an exhibition, a participatory art program, and presentations by experts in the field. With support from experts and the local community, the event became very colorful and lively. <Read More>


Mongolia


WMBD2017 - MongoliaEvent name: WMBD Mongolia
Organizer:
 Mongolian Ornithological Society & Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia
Summary: 
With the slogan, “A healthy planet for Migratory Birds and People” and “Their Future is our future” this year WMBD was celebrated by Mongolian Ornithological Society and Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia with financial support from EAAFP, Clean Energy LLC and Mongolica Co.Ltd on 06, 14 May, 2017.  <Read More>


Myanmar


WMBD2016 - MyanmarEvent name: World Migratory Bird Day – Myanmar
Organizer: Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA)
Summary: WMBD2017 was organized by BANCA at the Environmental Education and Sustainable Centre (EESC) in Bilin Township near the Gulf of Mottama. The BANCA education team prepared a poster, a banner, T-Shirts for the event. BANCA printed 150 T-shirts with two languages (Myanmar and English). In total, 150 participants attended the WMBD 2017 event. <Read More>


Philippines

Event name: World Migratory Bird Day – Haribon
Organizer: Haribon Foundation
Summary: The Haribon Foundation welcomed World Migratory Bird Day with birdwatching activities, coastal clean-ups, and information sessions about migratory birds that visit the Philippines.

 

 

Event name: Negros Wetlands & Waterbird Summit 2017
Organizer: The Summit was hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Negros Island Region (DENR NIR), the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PBCFI), the Provincial Management Office (PEMO), and the Negros Occidental Tourism Division (NOTD) in collaboration with Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) with funds support from East Asian-Australasian Flyway Network
Summary: The Negros Wetlands and Waterbird Summit: Negros Wetlands and Waterbirds Conservation Their Future  is  Our  Future,  convened  in  Negros  Occidental  Provincial  Capitol  Social  Hall,  Negros Occidental, Philippines 17 May 2017, brought together 50 participants form the representatives from local government units, research, civil society and non-government organizations during the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day 2017. <Read More>


Thailand


World Migratory Bird Day - Samutsongkram ProvinceEvent name: World Migratory Bird Day – Samutsongkram Province
Organizer: Thai Wetlands Foundation
Summary: Activities were planned for 30 students from a primary school near Donhoilod Ramsar site, Samutsongkram Province and 15 students from Phetchaburi Rajabhat University located in Phetchaburi Province. <Read More>


Vietnam

WMDB 2017 - VietnamEvent name: World Migratory Bird Day – Vietnam
Organizer: 
Biodiversity Conservation Agency
Summary: 
The celebration of World Migratory Bird (10 May 2017) was organized in conjunction with the International Biological Diversity Day (22 May 2017) at Ha Long city, Quang Ninh, Viet Nam. <Read More>