World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 – Myanmar

Event title:
World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 in Myanmar

Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA)


About 130 participants from local communities including school students and teachers, Local Conservation Group, government officers


The participants gained knowledge about the plastic pollution that impact on not only migratory bird species and their habitats, but also other wildlife. Consequently, they realized these solutions; they could be also involved in plastic clean-up activity.


BANCA celebrated World Migratory Bird Day 2019 at Environmental Education Centre (EESC), where is located in Theinngu village, Belin Township, Mon State (Gulf of Mottama, EAAFP Flyway Netowrk Site EAAF117) on May 11, 2019 with the Title of World Migratory Bird Day Event. There were (131) participants attended involving both middle and high students and their teachers, Government Staff members, Local Conservation Groups (LCG) and village headers and distributed WMBD Flyer and pamphlets on plastic pollution that impact on migratory bird species and their habitats as well as other wildlife, East-Asian Flyway Network and migratory bird species of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Gulf of Mottama (GoM). That event was commenced with the awareness talk on environmental conservation including habitats of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Gulf of Mottama which is the largest wintering site of SBS in there, plastic pollution related with 2019 theme of WMBD, and migratory birds as well. After the presentations, video presentations with the purpose of being more knowledgeable for participants mainly for students and then question and answer session by the participants. The game activities for students also involved in that event such as Spoon-billed counting game, the importance of wetlands game which is from a reference from Spoon-billed Sandpiper Teaching Kit Book, matching game for migratory bird species. All students enjoyed playing these games very much and we awarded prizes for winners after competitions. When we finished all activities, plastic clean up activity near costal area of Koe Te Su Village of Gulf of Mottama was carried out by all participants.

For more photographs, visit our Flickr album.

Students learning about the impact of plastic pollution on migratory waterbirds © BANCA

Playing wetland games with students © BANCA

Students helped to clean the habitat at Gulf of Mottama © BANCA

Spoon-billed Sandpiper counting game designed by BANCA © BANCA

Educational materials about World Migratory Bird Day in Burmese language  © BANCA

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