ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Upcoming Event

World Migratory Bird Day 2019

 Theme of the Year: "Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!"

DATE: Sat 11/05/2019 & Sat 12/10/2019

     The annual World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) conservation theme is an important part of the program, providing you with specific messages and information about birds and their conservation. This theme is selected by a team of biologists and educators, with input from the general public and WMBD host organizations.


     The accumulation of plastic and plastic pollution have become a worldwide epidemic and a primary threat to birds across the globe. An estimated 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic have been produced since its introduction in the 1950s. Only 9% of plastic waste has been recycled, and an estimated 79% of plastic waste  accumulates in landfills or the natural environment (Geyer et al. 2017).  Most of these plastics exist indefinitely, fragmenting into smaller and smaller pieces over time. As exposure to plastics increases, birds and their environments are facing increasingly detrimental consequences. read more>>