Myanmar marks Migratory Bird Day

Birds are a valuable part of our ecosystems. They forage for insects and fish, pollinate flowers and fertilise the soil. Some need protecting from extinction, when their habitats change or come under threat.

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an international day that draws attention to migratory birds around the world. This year WMBD was held on May 9. Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the event was celebrated online, and accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

The theme of World Migratory Bird Day this year is “Birds Connect Our World”, to highlight the importance of conserving and restoring the connectivity and integrity of ecosystems that support the natural movements of migratory birds. These ecosystems are varied and, given the vast distances that migratory birds travel each year, occupy different geographical local around the world.

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