Week 19 of 2017

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The Pied Crow is a widely distributed African bird species. Its glossy black head and neck are interrupted by a large area of white feathering from the shoulders down to the lower breast while the tail, bill and wings are black.

This week we celebrate the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). This Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the preservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the increasing threats being faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.

With the 2017 theme Their Future is our Future, WMBD will shed some light on the topic of Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People. WMBD 2017 will highlight the interdependence of people and nature, and more especially people and migratory birds, as they share the same planet and thus the same limited resources.

According a publication, Birds of Zimbabwe, the country has over 650 bird species and is an excellent birding destination. Migratory birds are present in Zimbabwe from November to April and the general number of birds is phenomenal. It is therefore important to participate in the conservation of these birds.

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