Migratory Birds Are International, So Should Our Regulations

by ABenRejeb on December 13, 2015 - 11:06pm

Migratory birds “[rely] on many different geographic locations throughout [their] annual cycle for food, rest and breeding” (par. 7). They require protection along each of these steps during their migration cycles. The issue discussed in “Few Migratory Birds Adequately Protected across Migration Cycle” is that not only this protection is not assured, it is not constant even if present. This is explained through the difference of environmental protection programs in different countries. The lack of international accord makes it that even the protection provided by most countries is almost useless because “The chain can be broken at any link” (par. 8). Protection can be provided by establishing new reserves and areas for their feeding and breeding. It is also protecting natural habitats like forests, and the route they take during seasonal migrations.


The article also mentions the fact that it is not only a developed countries’ problem. That even if Germany has protected areas for 98% of migratory species, 13% of those are protected outside of the country. That many Central American countries meet their target protection rate, and that it even surpasses rich countries’.



University of Queensland. "Few migratory birds adequately protected across migration cycle." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 December 2015. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151203150135.htm>.




I just wanted to start off by saying that this is a super unique topic and I've never heard anyone talk about it; which makes it very interesting.
This being said, I wanted to point out that the link you provided for your source does not bring you to the article, whereas this one does: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151203150135.htm
So that's just something to be careful of. The website says that they got their source from the University of Queensland, and they do provide a link to the original article and the journal reference which is excellent, so good job on choosing your source.
The only thing is perhaps next time reference your source correctly and mention the source in your summary somehow so when people read it, they feel confident in trusting the post.
Excellent topic!

This article caught my eye because I recently wrote about domesticated animal protection laws across different regions in the world and therefore your article about migratory bird protection programs has sparked my interest and curiosity. For my article I had to find the impact location had on my issue. I discovered how small initiatives in some regions such as in Zurich, Switzerland, could influence other regions, provinces or countries’ animal welfare laws. By reading your article I can clearly see that location has a huge impact on migratory bird protection programs since they differ in many countries. I think that if you dig deeper into the reasons why they differ in various countries it would make your article much more interesting and you might even figure out why there isn’t an international regulation yet.