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World Migratory Bird Day was initiated in 2006 and is an awareness-raising campaign which highlights the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. This annual event is celebrated every second weekend of May and organized by two international wildlife treaties, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), and the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA).
This year’s celebration has the theme “Energy – make it bird-friendly!”, which aims to emphasize the importance of utilizing energy technologies that do not inadvertedly pose threats to migratory bird species and to their habitats. Empowering actions toward this goal requires proper planning, design and risk assessment. Therefore, this must be participated not only by authorities, organizations, experts and the energy sector but also by an ordinary people of the society.
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9-10 May 2015 World Migratory Bird Day. www.worldmigratorybirdday.org [Accessed 05/06/2015].