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World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign initiated in 2006 to highlight the need for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. Each year, on the second weekend of May, people around the world take action and organize public events such as bird festivals, education programmes, exhibitions and bird-watching excursions to commemorate the day’s activity. The alarming problem with killing of birds here in Ghana is the rate at which young children are seen along the coast killing birds for fun and the shooting of tiny birds roosting within the forest and Savannah zones.The 2016 celebration of WMBD was to educate young ones on the ecological importance of migratory birds and the need for their conservation so that future generations may also benefit from the shared natural heritage. The celebration was themed “…and when the skies fall silent? Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds” was a great opportunity for the Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS) to address the current issues faced by migratory birds. The celebration was in three forms:

The 2016 celebration themed“…and when the skies fall silent? Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds” was a great opportunity for the Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS) to address the current issues faced by migratory birds. The celebration was in three forms:

Celebration categories:

 

  • Documentary shows and talks on migratory birds for wildlife clubs in Accra on the 14th of May, 2016
  • An article publication on the Ghana News Agency online portal titled “Welcome to the World of Migratory Birds”
  • A key note address delivered at the Green Environmental Network (GEN) event on 13th of May, 2016 at the Sakumono Lagoon.

The celebration of the 2016 WMBD helped raise awareness on the need to stop the illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds by young people and general public as a whole.

Ghana WildLIfe Society

Our work is firmly rooted in partnerships, and relies on science that inspires positive conservation actions in collaboration with communities, civil society groups, businesses, universities and the government.

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Ghana Wildlife Society.
P.O. Box 13252,
Accra-Ghana.

(+233) 0302 665197

(+233) 0508 250500

info@ghanawildlifesociety.org

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