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A bird's eye view on Flyways: a brief tour by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialGlobal
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T19:59:46Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T19:59:46Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-937429-99-1
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/7784
dc.descriptionBirds eye view on Flyways is the first publication by CMS to bring together the key facts about migratory birds, their populations, the threats they face along the way, the benefits they bring to people and the environment and the actions we must take to help them survive, which include strengthening the international framework through the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species and related agreements. The unique nature of the life cycle of migratory birds illustrates, like no other phenomenon, the connectivity of ecosystems across the globe. Often in order to get to and from their breeding grounds, these migrants follow distinct paths, known as flyways. Bird migration spans vast areas comprising thousands of kilometers over land and sea and covering many countries. The birds play a crucial economic and ecological role affecting the millions of people who live along the migration routes. These journeys, perilous at the best of times, given that they involve crossing oceans, mountains and deserts, are made even more hazardous by human interventions.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUNEP
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectCMS Convention
dc.subjectbird
dc.subjectwild animal
dc.subjectecology
dc.subjecttourism
dc.subjectmigratory species
dc.subjectbird migration
dc.subjectbird watching
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.titleA bird's eye view on Flyways: a brief tour by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id856
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Land
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000049


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