Birds are one of the most symbolic creatures on our planet. Through the ages, birds are often seen as signs of good luck and symbols of peace, perspective and freedom.
But what actually makes these delicate feathered beings so fascinating and important to us and our world is the fact that they are significant members of our ecosystem. Because they’re a fundamental part of the food chain, they are vital in keeping the balance in nature by pollinating flowers, dispersing seeds, and fertilizing the earth.
This year, National Geographic marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. Nature enthusiasts everywhere, including Sukau Rainforest Lodge, have come together to join forces to celebrate 2018 as the “Year of the Bird”. It is a joined effort of National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and BirdLife International. (Find out more on the Year of the Bird Website)
Sukau Rainforest Lodge is excited to be part of this celebration! We have signed the pledge and would like to invite you to be part of this amazing effort to learn more and appreciate the avifauna around us. Presently, birds all over the world are facing a great threat due to the changing environment. Such initiative to raise awareness and educate the public is crucial if we want to protect the world’s avifauna.
So over the course of 12 months in 2018, we will be participating in simple activities and share them using the Year of the Bird hashtag #YearOfTheBird or #BirdYourWorld to amplify our message.
Since Kinabatangan River is abundant with birdlife, we are definitely looking forward to celebrating the Year of the Bird here at Sukau Rainforest Lodge together with our guests.
No matter where you are, be it in BET HQ in KK, Sandakan or Sukau, you’re invited to celebrate the Year of the Bird to help save the birds of our world! Make your pledge here: COUNT ME IN!
“IF YOU TAKE CARE OF BIRDS, YOU TAKE CARE OF MOST OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD.” – Thomas Lovejoy, Biologist and Godfather of Biodiversity