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Migratory Bird Festival


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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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“Colombia welcomes the extreme travelers “
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The extreme travellers are on their way to Colombia!
Monday 31 August 2009.

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ProAves celebrates International Migratory Bird Day
Tuesday 19 May 2009.

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Warm welcome for migrants in Colombia!
Monday 16 February 2009.

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Success of 4th Migratory Bird Festival
Tuesday 29 January 2008.

The Migratory Bird Festival of 2007, led by ProAves in Colombia, reached more than 13,000 people in a more than a fourth of the country, bringing environmental education to the community during October.



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Great media coverage of the Migratory Bird Festival 2007!
Tuesday 4 December 2007.

The 2007 Migratory Bird Festival was hugely welcomed by both Colombian and the international media. More than 32 articles and broadcasts were published, reaching millions of people in Colombia.



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The Migratory Bird Festival in the Andes begins
Friday 26 October 2007.

In front of an enthusiastic public at the Bogota Botanical Gardens on October 5, the Migratory Bird Festival began in the Andes, thanks to the support of American Bird Conservancy and NMBCA.

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