Saudi Arabia commemorates the International Day of Migratory Bird through holding the exhibition of the International Day of Migratory Bird and the Impact of Plastic in Riyadh. The exhibition is organized by the Saudi Falcons Club (SFC), and will last for two days, coinciding with the International Day of Migratory Birds, celebrated by 53 countries on May 11st and October12nd each year.
The exhibition includes a collection of photographs showing the journey of migratory birds and samples of the damage of plastic waste and its danger to the lives of these birds, where falcons and migratory birds are affected by plastic parts that directly obstruct their movement and the decomposed plastic particles, which cause the poisoning of migratory birds of all kinds.
- Saudi Arabia is well-known for falcon breeding, thus the exhibition also contains a live display of a number of falcons, through which the club gives an introduction to the different types of falcons and ways to deal with them. There is also a good opportunity to take photo-op.
Believing in the conservation of the environment and wildlife, especially falcons and migratory birds and the importance of ecological balance and wildlife, FSC registered this event among the international map of events interested in the international day of migratory birds and supervised by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The exhibition aims to raise awareness among the community about the importance of migratory birds and their role in the environment and contribute to the reduction of plastic pollution.
- The first day of the exhibition witnessed a large turnout from different nationalities, where it continues to welcome visitors today from 9 pm to 2 am.
Lying on a key migratory route for various bird species, Saudi Arabia, which was listed by UNESCO as one of the 11 top countries as home to many species of falcon, pays a great attention to the environment and its balance. This is not limited only to participation in the relevant local and international events, but also to issue the guarantor regulations, including Saudi Wildlife Authority legislation, protected areas for wildlife legislation, hunting animals and wild birds legislation, as well as the legislation of trade in endangered species and their products.
Saudi Arabia has acceded to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the commitment of states parties to the importance of biodiversity has grown since the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Brazil and the need to take measures to protect it as a permanent source of food, clothing and medicine. The Convention aims at the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.
Among the most important obligations of the Convention is the development of national biodiversity plans, strategies or programs of action for the conservation of biological diversity. The Convention also obliges Contracting Parties to develop protocols for the implementation of the Convention. The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was developed at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention in Nairobi 2000.