EAAFP – South Korea
© EAAFP Secretariat
Event name:World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 and the 2019 IFEZ Global Villages Festival in Incheon, South Korea
Organizer: EAAFP Secretariat
Participants:EAAFP joined 2019 IFEZ Global Village Festival in Incheon, Ro Korea and held a booth to promote WMBD on 12 October 2019 and hundreds of people stopped by the EAAFP booth to participate in educational activities that raise awareness about the world migratory birds and dangers they face.
Outcome:Hundreds of people visited the EAAFP booth at the festival. EAAFP Secretariat organized game to encourage general public to take actions to remove plastic from the environment and save the migratory birds, as well as provided cookies in the shape of a Black-faced Spoonbill, tattoo stickers with key species of the EAAF, and coloring templates with a Spoon-billed Sandpiper and Hooded Crane. On top of providing activities, the Secretariat members shared information brochures and key species leaflets for education of the general public about the migratory waterbirds. Citizens learned more about the importance of migratory birds and the damaging effects of plastic to their livelihood and habitats.
Summary:On 12 October 2019, EAAFP Secretariat joined the global celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2019 with the theme of “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” during the 2019 IFEZ Global Village Festival by operating a booth along with 30 other country booths.
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Event name: World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 in Mongolia
Organizer: Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia
Participants:WSCC directly involved 200 participants for the event. Most of them were school children. The event content may have reached non-directly many more via social media, and online and TV news channel. WSCC impacted more than thousands of local people’s knowledge of migratory birds, plastic pollution, and nature conservation.
Outcome:Understanding about the impacts of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats have been greatly increased among the general public. Improved local peoples’ understanding of migratory birds and their habitat conservation importances. Promoted to travel and live with less plastic pollution by cleaning riparian habitats at three locations by participants. By the part of the bird monitoring surveys, the local student’s knowledge about migratory birds and conservancy of birds also improved. School kids and park rangers have more motivation and ideas to reduce and control plastic pollution.
Summary:WSCCenter work is dedicated to conserve birds and their habitats. Since 2014, WSCC have been celebrating WMBD event in various sites in Mongolia. This year they organized the WMBD event at four different locations in Mongolia. Three of them were bird ringing stations which are coordinated by WSCC. Those ringing stations are located in Binder soum, Khentii province(Khurkh BRS), Dariganga soum, Sukhbaatar province (Dariganga BRS) and Mankhan soum Khovd province (Khovd BRS) in Mongolia. The fourth site was the Khar Us Lake National Park, located in Khovd city in western Mongolia. All sites used same program and format throughout the event.
WSCC partnered following local organisations – National University of Mongolia, Mongolian State University of Education, The Khovd University, Khar Us Lake National Park, Dariganga National Park, and 6 middle and high schools in Khovd city, Khurkh, Mankhan, and Dariganga counties.
This year event was specially focused on local school children which are growing near important flyway stop-over sites. Also, their family and life habits are tightly connected with wild birds and their habitats. The audience consisted mostly of local middle and high school students, local birdwatchers, herders, eco clubs, national park’s rangers, officials, herders, and farmers.
The events began with the introduction about WMBD and its slogan for 2019. WSCC gave lectures about plastic pollution and why it has an impact on birds, as well as why people need to reduce the plastic products. WSCC also demonstrated bird watching activities and bird ringing activities and migratory birds of Mongolia. During the field trip, the students gained basic knowledge of bird watching and bird monitoring methods and research tools. WSCC even let students to become part of the study by counting waterbirds, checking mist nets and other activities. One of the main parts of the event was cleaning wetland habitats to give them a hands on experience with plastic pollution. Kids eagerly cleaned the habitats and enjoyed the interaction with instructors because they understood the threats of plastic pollution.
Khurkh BRS: https://www.facebook.com/birdringing/
Khovd BRS: https://www.facebook.com/birdringinginMongolia/
Dariganga BRS: https://www.facebook.com/DarigangaBRS/
Khar-Us Lake National Park: https://www.facebook.com/groups/425361880831641/permalink/2779165762117896/
© SCPW_ World Migratory Bird Day 2019
Event name: Click It, Sketch It: An Adventure with Migratory Birds
Organizer: Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. (SCPW), in partnership with the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership, Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), Department of Environment and Natural Resources – National Capital Region (DENR-NCR). The event was also supported by the following: Department of Tourism – National Capital Region; Maynilad Water Services Inc.; Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation; Wild Bird Club of the Philippines; and One Meralco Foundation.
Participants:There were around 65 attendees to the event, including organizers, guests, and participants.
Outcome:The event was mainly organized for children, photographers and artists. However, during the event itself, there were also DENR-BMB Staff members who joined the event to visit this wetland. Overall, the event brought together a varied set of audiences who experienced interacting with migratory birds and wetlands in their own very special and specific ways. The children learned about wetlands through a story enhanced by a quick birding activity and coloring bird sketches. The photographers had a great time taking photos of migratory birds and the scenic wetland while the others enjoyed the wetland walk including the board walk among the mangroves. With the modest funds from EAAFP, the SCPW was able to leverage additional support from the DENR-BMB in terms of providing lunch for the participants and drinking water from Maynilad Water Services, Inc. The overall outcome was the increased awareness and appreciation of a unique set of people on the importance of migratory birds and wetlands. The event was an outstanding success that the SCPW will propose the activity to be part of the CEPA program of the Las Piñas – Parañaque Wetland Park.
Summary:The celebration was in line with this year’s theme for World Migratory Bird Day which is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution” and the EAAFP theme for 2019-2020 “Flyways – Connecting People and Migratory Waterbirds”.
The event was aimed at: (1) increasing the awareness of nature photographers and graphic artists on the importance of migratory birds and wetlands and how they can help protect them; (2) establishing a cadre of photographers and graphic artists who can advocate for migratory bird protection and wetland conservation through using images as a medium; (3) enhancing the skills of nature photographers in capturing images of wildlife and nature that can be used as tools in advocating protection for migratory birds and wetland conservation; and (4) instilling conservation in the minds of young children, and the impacts of plastic pollution to migratory birds. The participants for this activity primarily came from sectors with the potential to translate these images to communication materials that can help promote protection of these migratory birds as well as wetland conservation. To achieve these, the learning event employed approaches and methods that would effectively communicate the message including a short seminar, tips on wildlife photography, interaction with local birding guides, arts and storytelling with children.
Official event page https://www.wetlands.ph/click-sketch-adventure-migratory-birds/
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Event name:World Migratory Bird Day 2019 Event
Organizer: Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA)
Participants:There were around 148 participants including staff from Moe Yun Gyi Wildlife Sanctuary, Forest Department, student and teachers from Basic Education High School, village headers from Pyin Pone Gyi village and staff from BANCA participated in the event.
Outcome:All of the participants were aware of the background and objectives of the celebration of WMBD event and promoted the EAAFP. They were able to enhance their knowledge about the conservation of wildlife and natural environment. They learned more about the first Ramsar site, Moe Yun Gyi Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to migratory birds and resident birds. Participants became more aware about the impact of plastic pollution on wildlife and their habitats, especially students that were actively involved in the plastic campaign activity. All students enjoyed playing games and receiving prizes. By sharing the celebration of WMBD event in Myanmar in journals and social media, people spread the awareness about plastic pollution and threats for wildlife.
Summary:BANCA celebrated the World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 on 22 October 2019 at Pyin Pone Gyi High School, near Moe Yun Gyi Wildlife Sanctuary. The W.S is the first Ramsar site in Myanmar which was designated in 2004 and is located in the Bago Region, Myanmar. During the event, educational materials and posters in Burmese language were distributed to highlight the threats faced by migratory birds on the EAAF. With the WMBD 2019 theme of “Protect Birds: Be The Solution To Plastic Pollution”, the event began with the awareness talk on the objective and background of the celebration of the WMBD, knowledge on the impact of plastic pollution on wildlife, and background of Moe Yun Gyi W.S and migratory bird species located there. Moreover, BANCA spread the message on the objectives of cartoon series of the flyway communication for EAAF to participants. Participants had a chance to watch the videos about the impact of plastic pollution on the planet and the purpose and benefits of nature conservation.
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WMBD 2019 (Oct) was celebrated in Ghotivanga and Sonadia Island of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on November 27, 2019. The theme of the event was basically – development of school wall magazine and awareness campaign. Around 500 participants were covered for awareness campaign. Most of them were School Children, Indigenous community, civil society representatives, NGO representative, birds hunters, Forest Department officials etc. 60 wall magazines was developed and distributed in 02 schools (Sonadia school-12 nos and Ghotivanga school- 48 nos). 04 types of magazine were developed; 01 for Spoonbill Sandpiper, 01 for Great Not, 01 for Nodmann Greenshank and 01 for shore birds. The school magazines were placed in the school class room wall and awareness lecture was given to them by the organizer, young researchers. Through this event school children were focused to let them know about the importance of migratory water birds and habitat which they belong and not to consume bird meat and also to discourage their family members not to hunt or sell migratory waterbirds because its violate Wildlife (Conservation & Security) Act, 2012. Local community, media person, school teachers were informed to make commitment about Sonadia’s migratory birds conservation.
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©Mongolian Ornithological Society
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 in Mongolia
Organizer: Mongolian Ornithological Society and Ramsar National Committee of Mongolia, Ministry of Environment and Tourism Mongolia, National University of Mongolia, the Freshwater Resources and Nature Conservation Center, Mongolia Focal Point, Ramsar Convention, Mongolica Co.Ltd, The English Academy of Mongolia, Hustai National Park, Golomt bank, Adrenaline Fitness Club, Teso Corporation, MNB TV, Tengis Cinema, Ecology Erdem Club Of NUM, Ikon.mn portal site and other companies.
Summary: With the slogan “Protect birds: Be the solution to plastic pollution”, this year WMBD was celebrated with many different stakeholders in Mongolia on 11 May, 2019. This event consists of several activities including training of bird watching and identification, lectures and art contest of beginners and professionals. More than 900 people were involved in the event. on 27 April, 08 and 12 May, 2018.<Read More>
© Sher-e-Bangla Agricultutal University and Bangladesh Biodiversity Conservation Federation
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 in Bangladesh
Organizer: Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh Biodiversity Conservation Federation (BBCF), Nature Conservation Society and Bangladesh Forest Department; Supporters: IUCN Bangladesh, Muktir Bondon, Birds Clubs, Zoological Society of Bangladesh and Prokriti O Jibon Foundation
Summary: On May 11, 2019, Bangladesh celebrated World Migratory Bird’s Day across the country, to raise national level awareness for migratory birds’ conservation in Bangladesh, with the theme “Protect birds: Be the solution to plastic pollution”. Around 500-600 participants attended the programme. <Read More>
© Department of Freshwater Wetland Conservation, Ministry of Environment Cambodia
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day 2019 in Cambodia
Organizer: Ministry of Environment Cambodia, Department of Freshwater Wetland Conservation of General Directorate of Administration for Nature Conservation and Protection, Ministry of Environment and Department of Environment Kep Province
Summary: On 10 May 2019, the event including question and answer section for interacting with students, migratory bird photos exhibition, and tree planting in the school campus was held. There were approximately 350 attendees. <Read More>
© Himpunan Mahasiswa Pecinta Unggas
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day 2019 Indonesia
Organizer: Himpunan Mahasiswa Pecinta Unggas
Summary: The Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2019 Indonesia was organized by the Faculty HIMPUS Unsyiah with a series of activities: National Photography Competition which was participated by 53 local people from all over Indonesia. After all photos are received on May 1-5 2019, all photos are judged, selected, and awarded. The event also included lecture and bird watching. <Read More>
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 in Myanmar
Organizer: Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA)
Summary: BANCA celebrated World Migratory Bird Day 2019 at Environmental Education Centre (EESC), where is located in Theinngu village, Belin Township, Mon State (Gulf of Mottama, EAAFP Flyway Netowrk Site EAAF117) on May 11, 2019 with the Title of World Migratory Bird Day Event. There were 131 participants attended. <Read More>
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
©Ministry of Land and Environment Protection of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Organizer: Ministry of Land and Environment Protection (MoLEP)
Summary: On the occasion of the WMBD in May 2019, the experts from the Ministry of Land and Environment Protection (MoLEP) developed and published “World Migratory Bird Day” poster to promote the public awareness on importance of the migratory birds conservation, particularly, those who are living in, or nearby the migratory bird reserves. <Read More>