It can be assumed that habitats or residences of living beings, especially humans and animals, moving activities and food supply activities are a must to be affected to conserve the natural environment. These activities are the nature of living beings and unchangeable universal truths.
Living beings move from one place to another to have easy access to food, clothing and shelter for the security of their lives. Of them, birds have the right to move from one place to another whenever they lose resilience in inhabiting their habitats. As such, the birds from the northern part of the world can fly to the southern part to shelter in the cold season. Reciprocally, the birds from the southern part of the world fly into the northern part to take shelter in the whole bad weather. Their moves aim to save and rescue themselves from bad situations and weather.
As part of marking the moves of birds wishing to migrate from one region to another one, called migratory birds, the World Migratory Bird Day is organized by a collaborative partnership between two UN treaties such as the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) -and the non-profit organization, Environment for the Americas (EFTA).
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It aims to draw attention to the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. It is celebrated bi-annually on the second Saturday in May and in October.
Dim the Lights for Birds at Night! the theme of this year’s celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2022 is a must for highlighting the difficult habitats of migratory birds which face illegally hunting, loss of natural environment such as wetlands, lakes, forests, climatic conditions, and so on. The degradation of the natural environment affects the declining number of migratory birds in the country.
The flying of migratory birds to habitats in the country proves the good nature of the environment. If not, they will not turn to dangerous habitats. Otherwise, these birds will give a chance to residents to watch the beautiful scenes of migratory birds, catching the attention of local and foreign tourists. Throughout the year, the message “dim the lights for birds at night” and the steps individuals, communities, and governments can take to reduce the impact of light pollution on shared birds.