WMBD 2019 Observed on 11th May

Published on May 12, 2019
The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2019 was observed on 11th May 2019.
WMBD 2019 Observed on 11th May
  • Every year people across the globe take action and organize public events like bird festivals, exhibitions, education programmes and bird-watching excursions to celebrate WMBD.

About World Migratory Bird Day:

  • The first WMBD was celebrated in 2006.
  • It is an annual awareness-raising campaign which highlights the need for protecting migratory birds and their habitats.
  • It helps to raise global awareness about threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and need for international cooperation to conserve them.
  • Starting from 2018, the WMBD is celebrated twice a year- second Saturday in May and in October.
  • It is organized by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) together with Environment for the Americas (EFTA).
  • The CMS and AEWA are two International Wildlife Treaties which are administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

About WMBD 2019:

  • For the year 2019, it will be celebrated on 11th May and 12th October.
  • The WMBD 2019 is observed with the theme: "Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!".
  • It aims to put the spotlight on the negative impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats.

One must know:

  • Study recorded that out of 265 bird species found entangled in plastic litter, at least 69 species were freshwater birds (10% of all freshwater species), 147 species were seabirds (36% of all seabird species) and 49 landbird species (0.5 per cent).

Question:

Q. When was the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2019 observed?
a. 9th May 2019
b. 10th May 2019
c. 11th May 2019
d. 12th May 2019

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