This page contains information to assist Government Partners in nominating a new site to the EAAFP Flyway Site Network. Some documents are in multiple languages.

 

Nominating a new site to the EAAFP Flyway Site Network

 

  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY, NGO, NON-GOVERNMENTAL PARTNER, GOVERNMENTAL PARTNER
  • Potential sites for the EAAFP Flyway Site Network are identified by reviewing available migratory waterbird count data and field surveys and determining which sites meet the EAAFP Flyway Site Network Criteria.

 

  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
  • Local consultations on the site nomination take place with stakeholders, including community members, site managers, management authorities, and relevant organizations.

 

  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY, NGO, NON-GOVERNMENTAL PARTNER, GOVERNMENTAL PARTNER
  • The Site Information Sheet (SIS) and boundary map are prepared for the selected site.

 

  1. GOVERNMENT PARTNER
  • Consultations on the site nomination take place at the state/national scale with stakeholders, including scholars and relevant authorities.
  • The SIS and boundary map for the site nomination are finalized.
  • The SIS and map are submitted to the EAAFP Secretariat with a letter requesting that the site be included in the EAAFP Flyway Site Network.

 

  1. fEAAFP SECRETARIAT
  • EAAFP Secretariat and the Science Unit review the SIS and map, and then refer the nomination to the EAAFP Technical Sub-Commitee and relevant Working Group chairs (for 14 days) to seek comments on the provided justification of the criteria met and other scientific aspects of the nomination.
  • Any comments on the SIS or map are referred back to the nominating Government Partners who revise the SIS and/or map as appropriate. This review process continues until all the comments are resolved.

 

  1. EAAFP CHAIR
  • The Secretariat advises the Chair of Management Commitee on the nomination, and requests the Chair to endorse the nomination by writing formally to the nominating Partner and notifying them of the official inclusion of the site in the EAAFP Flyway Site Network.

 

  1. GOVERNMENT PARTNER & LOCAL GOVERNMENT/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY, EAAFP Secretariat
  • The Secretariat prepares the Certificate of Participation and delivers the required number of copies to the Government Partner for distribution.
  • The Secretariat and the Government Partner agree on a date when the new FNS will be announced publicly and the finalized SIS and boundary map will be posted on the EAAFP website.
  • The nominating Government Partner and relevant stakeholders organize an event at the site to celebrate the designation of the new FNS.
  • All Partners are notified of the inclusion of the site in the EAAFP Flyway Site Network.
Documents for the nomination process

 

Population Estimates

New Population Estimates are currently under development. Please contact the Secretariat for more information.

Guidance on Prioritisation for Candidate Sites

An integrated and updated list of candidate sites and guidance on prioritisation