August 15, 2022

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Radio Holguin - World Migratory Bird Day urges protection of habitats

Radio Holguin – World Migratory Bird Day urges protection of habitats

“Sing, fly, fly like a bird” is the theme for the 2021 World Migratory Bird Day being celebrated today with the aim of creating greater awareness of these species and protecting their habitats.

This date, an invitation to people to reconnect with nature through birds, is celebrated almost every year on the second Saturday in October because it should coincide with the start of the second migration of the year, with the first occurring in May.

Experts give migratory birds a vital role in the environment because they ensure an optimal balance and prevent the spread of pests that affect human health.

Despite these benefits, activities such as hunting, deforestation, livestock farming and mass farming have changed marine and terrestrial ecosystems around the world with the unfortunate death and disappearance of plants and animals in those places.

Migratory birds are gradually disappearing due to this change in their environment, according to the latest data recorded and published by, 90 percent of these animals die due to eating the plastics in their intestines.

On the other hand, scientists from all over the world have studied the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on birds and other wild animals, man or the global cessation of human activity caused by the health crisis, as well as the positive benefits of these vertebrates. And nature for human health.

“It is clear that the pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to humanity (…) it has brought a new level of knowledge and appreciation for birds and the importance of nature to our well-being,” warns the website’s Agreement on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

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World Migratory Bird Day 2021 is not just a celebration, but an important time to reflect on our global relationship with nature and to highlight our collective desire to do more to protect those species and nature in a world beyond. note.

Since 2018, the two major campaigns that existed to protect migratory birds have united: World Migratory Bird Day and World Migratory Bird Day.

The first is led by the environment of the Americas and the second is through the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Waterfowl in Africa and Eurasia and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.