There is a campaign afoot that has declared 2018 as the Year of the Bird in commemoration of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. The major partners behind this campaign are the National Audubon Society, Bird Life International, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic. Their official press release went out on January 5th and here are a couple highlights:
In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are joining forces to celebrate the “Year of the Bird” and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years.
Through 12 months of storytelling, science research, and conservation efforts, Year of the Bird will examine how our changing environment is driving dramatic losses among bird species around the globe and highlight what we can do to help bring birds back.
Plan some events, beef up your birding supplies, and get out and take some great bird photos. Tag your social media with #birdyourworld and check the official website at http://www.birdyourworld.org for more ideas on how you can help our feathered friends. Small steps are big steps when many people take them. Here at Euro Decals our effort to raise awareness includes a series of limited edition 4″ round decals showcasing several of our favorite migratory birds. It was hard to narrow it down but we chose the Hermit Thrush because it’s the state bird of our homeland – Vermont; the Eastern Bluebird as a nod to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology – it’s the state bird of New York; the Great Blue Heron because it is so fabulous; and the osprey because it’s such an easily recognizable shore bird.
“If you take care of the birds, you take care of most of the big environmental problems in the world.”
— Thomas E. Lovejoy, Tropical Conservation Biologist and National Geographic Fellow
Get in touch if you are interested in our new decals, or if you would like to commemorate an anniversary of your own. We’d love to help!