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Barend van Gemerden

Conserving Migratory Birds

Bird migration is one of the greatest phenomena of the natural world. Through their incredible journeys migratory birds connect countries, continents and cultures. Sadly, many populations of migratory birds are in decline. Keeping migratory birds safe is a priority for the 116 nature conservation organisations united in the BirdLife Partnership. Barend would like to bring you up to speed with the successes and challenges of migratory bird conservation.

Barend has been involved in migratory bird conservation for close to 20 years. First with a focus on the East Atlantic Flyway while working for Vogelbescherming Nederland, the BirdLife Partner in The Netherlands. Since 2016 he is the coordinator of BirdLife’s Flyways Programme and works together with nature conservationists along flyways worldwide.

Learn about BirdLife’s Flyways Programme