The CIC would like to join in celebrating World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), 2021! The theme for this year’s WMBD is “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!” with the campaign encouraging people to go out in nature to enjoy bird song and flight.
President of the CIC, George Aman, released a video to commemorate the occasion and to promote the ongoing work of AEWA (The African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement) to conserve migratory birds.
In the video, he highlighted the need for this initiative in today’s times, especially when considering the COVID-19 pandemic and our overall disconnect from nature, particularly those living in cities.
In an additional statement, Mr. Aman emphasised the significance of our relationship with the natural world for the future of its conservation.
“While simply appreciating nature and birds may in itself seem like a small gesture, we should not underestimate its importance for ongoing conservation efforts. It is only by knowing and understanding the nature around us that people can become interested in its conservation. This can be seen in the passion that hunters have for the conservation of wildlife and game species; as they are deeply in tune with nature, they understand what is at risk.”
The CIC continues to support the work of AEWA and their World Migratory Bird Day, in order to raise awareness on the conservation of migratory birds around the world.