World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. . In 2018, WMBD unified the planet’s major migratory bird corridors, or flyways: the African-Eurasian flyway, the East Asian-Australasian flyway, and the Americas flyways. It is now celebrated twice a year, on the Second Saturday in May and in October. In 2019, WMBD will be held on 11 May and 12 October. The EAAFP Secretariat highly encourage Partners to celebrate WMBD on twice a year. The 2019 theme of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!”
The EAAFP Small Grant for 2019 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has been established to provide financial support to EAAFP Partners and collaborators from EAAFP Task Forces and Working Groups who plan to organize public events and/or conservation action-oriented workshops at national or local levels through participating in the World Migratory Bird Day.
EAAFP Partners who plan to organize an event to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2019 in Partner countries included in the DAC list of ODA Recipients are our priority to support. (If you are not sure, please see the list of EAAFP Partners, and DAC list of ODA Recipients). If you are not the country focal point of EAAFP, please consult and plan with EAAFP focal point of your country before you apply.
Please note that this grant is to initiate a WMBD event, not to cover the costs for the existing WMBD event expenses. Applications with similar contents (location, target participants etc.) from the previous years may not be accepted.
The deadline for application is 5 April 2019. Please submit an application to Ms. Vivian Fu, Communication Officer via email (Word or PDF document) at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.