The World Fish Migration Day 2014 was a great success!!
The 24th of May 2014 marked the first ever World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) - a worldwide celebration of healthy rivers and free-running fish with over 270 events. On this day, well over a 1000 different organisations contributed to WFMD2014, through support and/or participation, in over 50 countries worldwide. The first celebrations started in New Zealand, with the official opening in Christchurch and finished off at an event in Hawaii. There was an amazing excitement on the day with a certain buzz on Facebook and Twitter. The WFMD2014 Facebook page had reached over 36 000 people on the day through posts, page likes and mentions.
Feedback from some of the events:
“1000s of people turned out to Denny & Dunipace gala yesterday” CATCA, UK
“I hope everybody enjoyed the day as we did at the river Dosse!” Fario e.V.'s, Germany
“39 people and 60,000 alewives celebrate @WFMD2014 & revival of Blackman Stream, Penobscot River, Maine” TNC, USA
“More than 5000 people were involved in WFMD-2014 celebration in Russia. They learned a lot about fish and realized that the river should be free flowing for fish living safely in it.” WWF, Amur branch partners, Russia
“After cautiously watching a large crocodile and a herd of hippo entering the water, they (visitors) gathered around the fish ladder and were informed about the functioning of fish ladders.” Kruger National Park, South Africa
“The event exceeded our expectations” CEPTA/ /ICMBio, Brazil
“The sun was out in Christchurch! What a great day to promote this fab event!” Department of Conservation, New Zealand
Follow the links below to have a look at the great feedback we received from activities around the world.