World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution

Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem. 

Loss of habitats, climate change, threaten world’s migratory birds

More than 100 top bird scientists, conservationists and policy makers met in the United Arab Emirates in April to strengthen efforts to conserve migratory birds and their habitats.

For this year’s World Migratory Bird Day on 12 May, UN News is rebroadcasting an interview Matt Wells conducted with avian expert Borja Heredia.

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Populations of migratory birds are “collapsing”: UN avian expert

The population of migratory birds worldwide is in danger of collapsing unless their habitats are taken better care of and climate change is addressed.

That’s the view of Borja Heredia, head of the avian unit at the UN Convention on Migratory Species.

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