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Nigeria’s World Migratory Bird Day celebrations reveal unexpected link with Finland

Date posted: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018

The wonders of migration take one small village by storm.

Students were taken birdwatching at Omo Biosphere Reserve as part of the event © NCF

The 10th of May 2018 was an ordinary day for the Ba’ale of Mokore, the chief of Mokore village near Omo Bioshpere Reserve – that is, until the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF, BirdLife Nigeria) called on him. He hadn’t heard much about World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) before, but he was aware that some bird species would arrive at his village and then disappear, only to return after some time. And so, after an exchange of niceties with the NCF representatives, the chief assembled community members in his compound to share information about migratory birds. See how the story unfolded here.

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