World Migratory Bird day 2020 in Indonesia
HIMPUS (Himpunan Mahasiswa Pecinta Unggas) Faculty Veterinary Medicine of Universitas Syiah Kuala
A total of 477 participants including student, researchers, environmental observer, Indonesian bird conservation organizations and nation wide
Indonesian people who participate or who see the online activities we organize and share can become community pioneers in protecting migratory birds and their habitats.
- Get knowledge about the licensed birds and their habitats
- Fostering a sense of love for the environment, with the hope that they will become volcano in their respective areas by indirectly inviting their environment to maintain bird species and their habitats.
- Instill a love for the environment from an early age.
- Indirectly inviting people to participate in protecting migratory birds
- Share records of recent discoveries of bird species in Indonesia.
HIMPUS celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2020 in October to take advantage of online media as a means of education. The World Migratory Bird Day 2020 celebration was held with several series of events starting from 1 – 18 October 2020. This World Migratory Bird Day 2020 celebration is different from previous years because the situation in Indonesia is currently a COVID-19 pandemic so that activities that are in contact straight away hard to do. However, the enthusiasm of HIMPUS does not diminish to educate the Indonesian people to protect migratory bird species and their habitats.
Activities carried out online are a solution for HIMPUS to continue to educate the public. This activity also invites the public, from children to adults, from the general public, students, bird watchers to government.
These activities are; painting competitions, webinars, and community outreach using videos uploaded via HIMPUS social media and the committee. We will discuss the details of these activities as follows.
The first activity is organized painting competition for children Indonesia with the aim to introduce species of migratory birds early and also as a means of entertainment when the current pandemic. This competition will be held from 1 -18 October 2020 which is carried out online, namely by registering on the online form provided by the committee and given time to submit the results of the painting until 18 October 2020 via email HIMPUS.
After participants register and send their paintings. Then the committee evaluates and gives the best results from each category of the competition. The best works, of course, HIMPUS give prizes in the form of t-shirts and award certificates. We can see the names of the best works, namely:
1st Winner: Galih Sinathrya Dewansyah
2nd Winner: Naila Muaza Ulfa
3rd Winner: Khalila Rasty Budira
1st Winner: Sonya Putri Paramitha
2nd Winner: Agatha Primsa Ginting
3rd Winner: Fairuz Aulia Putri
1st Winner: Muhammad Ibn Ghalib
2nd Winner: Laya Uddyani
3rd Winner: Muhammad Hanif
The next activity is the World Migratory Bird Day 2020 Webinar series 2 with the theme “Bird Connect Our World” which was held on October 18, 2020 at 14.00 – 16.00 WIB in collaboration Burung Sumatera and Aceh Birder. This webinar was previously held at the World Migratory Bird Day 2020 celebration in May with different sources and different themes.
The purpose of carrying out this webinar is to provide an educational tool that can be accessed by all Indonesians and also to share records of the discovery of migratory birds in Indonesia to make people aware of how to protect migratory bird habitats so that they have a place to stay. It is delivered by expert speakers in the world that migratory birds are:
- Hasri Abdillah from Burung Sumatera, who shared material and experiences about the findings of migratory bird species in North Sumatra and also provided basic insights on world bird migration. Hasri Abdillah is a professional bird observer from North Sumatra, Indonesia. He shared the images on migratory bird habitats that had been found during his observations. He also described his experience in bird conservation in North Sumatra with the aim of fostering a sense of public awareness in this regard.
- Agus Nurza from Aceh Birder is a professional bird observer from Aceh as well as chairman of the Aceh Birder. He distributes materials related to migratory birds in the Gayo highlands, Indonesia. He shared records of migratory bird species he found in the highlands. The participants were very enthusiastic about this because there were still many who did not know that the highlands were also a habitat for migratory birds.
This webinar has a total of 377 participants from the general public, students, bird watchers to the government. Participants were fortunate in asking questions is also provided door prizes of clothes and all the participants are given the E-certificate. Want to know how this webinar is going can visit youtube HIMPUS or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrX70y9HtDo&t=4973s
The last activity that is HIMPUS ‘effort to educate the public is by sharing videos about world migratory birds with the hope that people who didn’t participate in the previous event held by HIMPUS. We can see the video on Facebook HIMPUS, Instagram and also YouTube or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DWOuVUW0nA
All activities carried out by HIMPUS are to educate the Indonesian people regarding the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. Because conservation without sufficient education to the community is nothing. After sufficient education, the community can indirectly understand what is the use of protecting nature.
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