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World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is a global awareness-raising day with the aim to highlight the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. It was initiated in 2006 by the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) Secretariat in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).
People around the world come together in order to take action and organise public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. Although taking place in many different countries and places, all events are linked through a single global campaign and theme.
The theme for this year is the impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats. In this toolkit we provide various social media assets and suggested posts as well as a short video highlighting the work of Christian Moullec who flies with orphaned geese and protected bird species to lead them to safe migratory routes, all from his microlight plane!