IUCN WCC 2016, A workshop on conservation of intertidal habitats and migratory waterbirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, especially the Yellow Sea (4 September)
Minseon Kim, Programme Officer, EAAFP Secretariat
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is one of EAAFP Partners and the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. It aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development on a global scale. It includes leaders from governments, the public sector, business, UN agencies, conservation and social organizations from around the globe.
From 1-10 September 2016, the IUCN WCC will be held in Hawai’i, the United States. It will provide an extraordinary opportunity for EAAFP and its Partners to showcase conservation works, promote interaction and participation and to catalyse action and transformative initiatives.
A workshop below will be arranged to review of implementation of WCC-2012-Res-028-EN Conservation of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway and its threatened waterbirds, with particular reference to the Yellow Sea since its adoption at the 2012 WCC including consideration of the results and recommendations of national and regional implementation workshops.
Workshop #WCC 10218
Title: Conservation of intertidal habitats and migratory waterbirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, especially the Yellow Sea, in a global context (see details)
Date: Sunday, 4 September 2016
Stage Language: English
Contact: Spike Millington, Chief Executive, EAAFP Secretariat at email@example.com
Many migratory waterbirds around the world are dependent on intertidal wetlands and working coastal wetlands (shell fisheries/aqua culture/fish ponds/salt pans), including an increasing number that are globally threatened or near threatened.
This session aims to reach agreement on the text of motion 10777 Conservation of intertidal habitats and migratory waterbirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, especially the Yellow Sea, in a global context after review of implementation of the related WCC-2012-Res-028-EN.
The main outcome is intended to be the development of a phase 2 implementation plan for Resolution 28, as well as motion 10777, for the next four years, with buy in from a wide range of stakeholders, including Yellow Sea governments and those from similar ecosystems elsewhere in the world, e.g. the Wadden Sea.
In line with implementation of Aichi Target 7 (By 2020 areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity) and the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG Target 6.6, SDG Target 14.2 and SDG Target 15.1, this workshop aims to explore the possibility of developing global guidance on sustainable management of working coastal wetlands especially in relation to migratory waterbirds. It will discuss steps to putting in place an intergovernmental mechanism to develop the guidance and ensure its implementation once adopted, for example by East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership MOP 2017/IUCN World Congress 2019/Ramsar Convention COP 2018/Convention on Biological Diversity COP 2018/ African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement MOP 2018/Convention on Migratory Species COP 2020.
The session will be of interest to all those concerned about coastal ecosystem conservation, including the interface with shellfisheries, aquaculture, fishponds and saltpans, and in relation to coastal wetland restoration. It is especially intended for governments, experts and other stakeholders concerned with coastal conservation in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, including those who can share expertise from other regions/flyways. It may also be of interest to those who wish to see how an IUCN Resolution can be used to convene concerted international conservation action actively engaging the international conservation community in working with governments to achieve conservation objectives.
The workshop will comprise a series of short update presentations followed by facilitated discussion to coordinate next steps in implementation of Resolution 28. Relevant WCC participants will be invited to participate.
BirdLife International (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
International Crane Foundation, Inc. (United States of America)
Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea (Korea (Republic of) )
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Commission on Ecosystems Management 2013-2016
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2013-2016
IUCN Regional Office for Asia (ARO)
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention
Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species
Secretariat of the East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership
Secretariat of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement Secretariat
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea
Wildlife Conservation Society
IUCN WCC Poster: Youth’s call for the balance between environmental conservation and development, presented by Chadwick International School, Incheon, South Korea on Sunday, Sept. 4th at 2:00-2:30 at Screen 15