Fundación ProAves – por la conservación en el país de las aves

Migratory Bird Festival

15 October, 2010



Paula Romero y Fernando Laverde

Fundación Arte y Conservación. Campaña 2010.

Each year during winter, thousands of birds travel from North America and from South America towards Central and South America looking for warm climate. This phenomenon is called migration, but due to the destruction of the ecosystems, each time fewer birds are able to find a place where to eat, live and spend the months of the migratory season.

Because of that, since 2004, ProAves, has been carrying out activities of conservation and environmental education, together with local communities and in key areas for migration, the Migratory Bird Festival. The festival is developed through-out the country and it has been established as a dynamic and educational event where diverse activities focused to environmental education are carried out. This Festival is made during October, enhancing the importance of migration and conservation of the ecosystems where migratory birds arrive. These activities are directed to the general public, but there is always more emphasis to kinds since they are the conservationist of the future.

The objective of this festival is to promote the interest of the communities in the knowledge of migratory birds and the importance to preserve their habitat. In addition, the festival seeks to strengthen and consolidate the network of organizations and people committed to wild birds’ conservation in the country. Migratory birds make a dangerous trip and it’s the duty of the tropical countries to ensure their survival.

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