World Migratory Bird Day is on 8th May

08 May 2021 Current Affairs:May 8, 2021 is World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2021, which helps to raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance and the need for international cooperation for protection. The first WMBD was celebrated in 2006.

Highlights:
♦ Organizers: “Convention on Migratory Species”, “African-Eurasian Waterfowl Agreement” (AEWA) and “Environment of the Americas” (EFTA). It focuses on ecological importance and the need for international cooperation to protect them.
♦ Celebrations include-organizing public events, such as bird festivals, educational programs, etc.
♦ All these activities can also be carried out at any time of the year, because these countries or regions observe peak immigration at different times.
♦ The second Saturday in May and the main day of the international celebrations in October.
♦ Theme: Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird
 

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