The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and Environment for the Americas (EFTA) have joined forces to strengthen global recognition and appreciation of migratory birds. This year the theme of World Migratory Bird Day is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” and will put the spotlight on the impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats. The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) has been active partner of the organisers in order to spread World Migratory Bird Day messages across the globe.
Director General of the CIC, Tamas Marghescu was asked to send a statement on the occasion of World Migratory Bird Day 2019.
At an international conference, titled Crossroads – Leading the Way for Wildlife Conservation, which was taking place in Windhoek, Namibia 2-4 May, 2019, the topic Africa and migratory birds were discussed with experts on the field.