Since 1993 Nature Canada, Atmosphere for the Americas and our Nature Community companions throughout Canada have labored to rejoice World Migratory Fowl Day on the second Saturday of Might and October every year. Fowl Day brings consciousness to migratory birds and the threats they face on their epic annual journeys in addition to the significance of the habitats they depend on as they fly by means of. This 12 months’s conservation theme is Water: Sustaining Fowl Life. It was chosen by Atmosphere for the Americas to showcase the significance of defending and restoring wetlands and marine habitats for migratory birds.
Lakes, ponds, rivers, bogs, marshes, rivers and oceans are all basic ecosystems that birds and plenty of species in danger depend on. This 12 months’s concentrate on water conservation hopes to deliver extra consideration to the methods through which aquatic ecosystems are being degraded and the unlucky penalties of human-caused threats, reminiscent of plastic air pollution, fish farms, oil spills, and habitat loss.
Throughout the nation, Nature Canada’s Fowl Day accomplice organizations within the “Nature Community” are internet hosting many World Migratory Fowl Day occasions to rejoice native hen populations whereas serving to individuals find out about their feathered buddies and assist conservationists monitor them. Discover a native occasion close to you right here and browse extra about this 12 months’s Featured Fowl Day species:
There are numerous ways in which we will work collectively to assist restore wild hen populations and their aquatic habitats this World Migratory Fowl Day and past:
- Decreasing using chemical fertilizers and pesticides in your backyard and garden will assist to divert run-off into native watersheds
- Saving water by taking shorter showers and turning the faucet off when brushing your tooth
- Decreasing your buying of single-use plastics and different water pollution
- Create a rainwater bin
- Advocating for the safety of your native aquatic habitats
- Turning into a Migratory Birds Defender! Signal the petition beneath to be taught extra about how one can defend birds in your group.