World Migratory Bird Day(विश्व प्रवासी पक्षी दिन) 2017'
With the slogan(नारा) “Their Future is Our Future – A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People”, the World Migratory Bird Day 2017 on 10 May aims to highlight the interdependence(परस्पर निर्भरता) of people and nature, and more specifically people and migratory birds, as they share the same planet and the same limited resources.
For more than ten years now, World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has raised awareness about the need for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats, about the threats they face, their ecological importance, and about the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
On the occasion of the World Migratory Bird Day, the World Heritage Centre wishes to draw attention to the importance of World Heritage sites for migratory birds. A number of sites across the five continents contain critical habitats and refuges vital for migratory birds, such as:
Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves(Niger)
Banc d'Arguin National Park (Mauritania)
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System(Belize)
Blue and John Crow Mountains(Jamaica)
Comoé National Park(Côte d'Ivoire)
Danube Delta (Romania)
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary (Senegal)
Doñana National Park (Spain)
Everglades National Park (United States of America)
Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia)
iSimangaliso Wetland Park (South Africa)
Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California (Mexico)
Kaziranga National Park(India)
Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley (Kenya)
Keoladeo National Park (India)
Pantanal Conservation Area(Brazil)
Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan(Kazakhstan)
Srebarna Nature Reserve (Bulgaria)
Sundarbans National Park (India)
The Sundarbans (Bangladesh)
Tikal National Park(Guatemala)
Uvs Nuur Basin (Mongolia/Russian Federation)
Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Wadden Sea (Denmark/ Germany/Netherlands)
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino(Mexico)
Wood Buffalo National Park (Canada)
The World Heritage Centre encourages all stakeholders to help conserve these sites working closely with the Secretariats of the seven biodiversity related Conventions, including with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), to improve the conservation of protected areas relevant for migratory birds along their flyways.