World Migratory Bird Day 2014

Launched in 2006, world migratory bird day is an annually awareness-raising campaign aiming to inspire the worldwide conservation of both migratory birds and their environment. As a global campaign, Rwanda joins other country to celebrate such amazing event. Rwanda’s conservation of biodiversity and promotion of tourism efforts have to be noticed.

With the theme “Destination Flyways: migratory birds and tourism”, WMBD 2014, highlighted the links between migratory bird conservation, local community development and wildlife watching tourism around the world.  And this came in duties of Rwanda Development Board’s conservation and tourism department which contribute a lot to the preparation of this event with partners.

In Rwanda, the one day event took place on 10th May 2014 at Akagera National Park as one of IBAs (Important Birds Area); the event did not focalizing only on Migratory Birds but in buts conservation and promotion in Rwanda, birds watching in Akagera and the rehabilitation of the grey crowned craneBalearica relulorum.

Birds as other biological diversity create a live harmony that we are enjoying day by day. But, we have to be aware that this harmony and services will not always be there once nothing is done to face this changing climate and global warning which destroy their habitats and lead them to extinction. We have to work closely to restore and protect our biodiversity…Everything else can wait!

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