Happy World Migratory Birds Day

Being a conservationist isn't the most satisfactory task these days. We are engulfed with devastating news about slaughtering migratory birds or destruction of their stopover or refuelling habitats. We hear about these every day. The plummeting population figures, the ever-expanding Red List and the disappearance of species in front of our eyes makes it hard to digest and even harder to carry on. Greed and prioritising money over natural resources are still the biggest threat to wild bird populations and the entire ecosystem.

Yet, we have cases that give us hope that no all is lost. Despite all the obstacles, disappointments and frustrations, conservation bodies do their part to protect the remaining fragments of migratory bird populations. We all work hard to protect existing habitats,