• Period: 10-14 December 2018

  • Venue: Changjiang City, Hainan Island, P.R. China

  • Note: pre-meeting day on 9 December for Working Groups and Task Forces to meet if they so wish.

  • Contact: secretariat@eaaflyway.net

Final Discussion Papers

You can find the compilation of MoP10 final discussion papers from [here] and final decision papers from [here]. You can also find these in tab 6 'PAPERS FOR DISCUSSION'.

Meeting Minutes 

You can find the first draft of the MoP10 meeting minutes in tab 11 'MEETING MINUTES'.

The online registration form for MOP10 is available[here], and a hardcopy of the same registration form can be downloaded [here].

Guideline of Process and supporting documents for China Visa application of EAAFP MOP 10 is available [here]. For those who need to go through Option 2 (who need government invitation letter), you would also be requested to provide your curriculum vitae. The template can be found [here].

© the New Century Hotel

  • If you do not submit the registration form by Sunday 30 September 2018, we cannot guarantee the availability of a room.

  • Contact: If you have any other logistic related questions, please contact Ms. Yunzhu Liu, Local Logistic Coordinator of Beijing Forestry University, rosie312@163.com, and copied to Ms. Hyeon Hee Do, Programme Assistant of EAAFP Secretariat, secretariat@eaaflyway.net

URGENT: If you have not yet registered to attend MOP10, then the organizers cannot guarantee accommodation for you at the venue.

The online Travel and Accommodation form is available [here], and a hard copy of the same form can be downloaded [here].

© the New Century Hotel

The meeting will be held at the New Century Resort Hotel, Qizi Bay  (海南棋子湾开元度假村).

*The recommended airport is Haikou Meiland International Airport and we will provide information later about the local transportation between the airport and venue. Considering the distance from the airport to the hotel (2.5 hours), we highly recommend that you arrive during daytime when transportation is more easily available. 

Logistics note for EAAFP MOP10 is now available [here], and Appendix is [here].

Information for the transportation arrangement is available [here].


(c) Hainan Forestry Bureau

(c) Hainan Forestry Bureau

Partners, Working Groups and Task Forces are kindly requested to complete their Report on Implementation to MOP10 using the online Survey Monkey form [here] by 16 September.

You can freely download the Partner's report by clicking the blue-colored name in the list.

National Governments

Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, RO Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, USA, Vietnam

Inter-Governmental Organisations

ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on Migratory Species, Food & Agriculture Organisations, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

International Non-Governmental Organisations

International Private Enterprise

Rio Tinto

Task Forces

Amur-Heilong Basin, Baer's Pochard, Far Eastern Curlew, Monitoring of waterbird populations and sites, Scaly-sided Merganser [Annex], Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Strategic Plan, Yellow Sea Ecoregion

Document List




Doc.1 Rules of Procedure [Original]    [Final]
Doc.2 Agenda [Original]    [Final]
Doc.3 Programme [Original]    [Final]
Doc.4 Draft minutes from MoP9 [Original]    [Final]
Doc.4b Approval of Decisions from MoP9 [Original]    [Final]
Doc.5 Report from the Chair of the Management Committee [Original]    [Final] [PPT]
Doc.6 Report from the Chair of the Finance Committee [Original]    [Final] [PPT]
Doc.7 Report of the Secretariat Budget and Activities 2017-2018 [Original]    [Final] [PPT]
Doc.8 Plan for the Secretariat Budget and Activities 2019-2020 [Original]    [Final] [PPT]
Doc.9 Implementation of the Partnership [Original]    [Final] [PPT]
Doc.10 The Status and Management of Flyway Network Sites [Original]    [Final] [PPT]
Doc.11 Admission of observers [Original]    [Final]
Doc.12 Implication of substantive agenda items [Original]    [Final] [PPT]
Doc.13 Election of Management Committee members [Original]    [Final]
Doc.14 Migratory Species of Conservation Concern in the SE Aisa Region [Original]    [Final] [PPT]

Decision List




DD.01 EAAFP Strategic Plan 2019-2028 [Original] [Final]  [PPT]
DD.02 CEPA Action Plan 2019-2024 [Original] [Final]  [PPT]
DD.03 Organizational Structure of the EAAFP [Original] [Final] [PPT]
DD.04 Update on the Appointment and Work of the Technical Sub-Committee [Original] [Final] [PPT]
DD.05 Establishment of the Science Unit for EAAFP Secretariat [Original] [Final] [PPT]
DD.06 Revised Guidelines for the Sponsorship of Participants at EAAFP Meetings of Partners [Original] [Final] [PPT]
DD.07 Standardized Process and Template for Small Grant Fund Applications for EAAFP
Working Groups and Task Forces
[Original] [Final] [PPT] [Template]
DD.08 Developing Guidelines for National and Site Partnerships [Original]  [Final] [PPT]
DD.09 Developing an EAAFP Sister Site Program [Original] [Final] [PPT] [Annex]
DD.10 Standardized Taxonomy for Migratory Waterbirds [Original] [Final] [PPT]
DD.11 Amendment to Appendix III of the Partnership Document [Original]  [Final] [PPT]
DD.12 Development of a Conservation Status Review of Migratory Waterbird Populations for the EAAFP [Original]  [Final] [PPT]
DD.13 Migratory Species of Conservation Concern in the ASEAN Region (Cancelled)
DD.14 International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Dalmatian Pelican [Original]  [Final] [PPT] [Action Plan]


Full-program for MOP10 is now available [here].





Sunday 9 December 2018

09:00 - 12:30

CEPA Working Group

Yellow Sea Ecoregion Task Force

ASEAN Flyway Network

Guangde Hall

Mingde Hall

Zhaode Hall


13:30 - 17:00

Anatidae Working Group

(+Baer's pochard TF and Scaly-sided merganser TF)

Shorebird Working Group (until 17:30)

Guangde Hall


Mingde Hall


19:00 -

Seabird Working Group

Guangde Hall


Monday 10 December 2018

13:30 - 13:45

Special Presentation, "Improving the effectiveness of Working Groups and Task Forces within the EAAF"

by Dr. Richard Lanctot, Chair of EAAFP Shorebird Working Group

Hengsheng Hall

17:00 - 17:15

Special Presentation, "Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative"

by Mr. Tom Barry, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF)

Hengsheng Hall

20:30 - 21:30

Side Meeting: Illegal Hunting Task Force 

Guangde Hall

Tuesday 11 December 2018

09:00 - 09:30

Special Presentation, "The state of the world's wetlands what can we do about it?"

by Prof. Nick Davidson, Chair of EAAFP Technical Committee


Hengsheng Hall


17:00 - 18:00

Special Presentation: Key activities of WGs/TFs

:Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force (10')
:Scaly-sided Merganser Task Force (10')
:Illegal Hunting Task Force (10')
:Monitoring Task Force (10')
:Baer's Pochard Task Force (10')


Hengsheng Hall

19:30 - 20:00

Side Meeting: Interactive Session for EAAF Site Managers

Partnership Talk

:The importance of artificial habitats for the shorebirds of the EAAF (10') by Micha V.Jackson of University of Queensland

:Our role in the conservation of EAAF birds (10') by Richard (Rick) Lanctot of U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service

:The impact of migratory flyways on study of global variation of avain influenze virus (20') by Seon-Ju Yeon of Wonkwang University

:Strengthening Waterbird and Site Monitoring in the EAAF (30') by Doug Watkinds; Taej Mundkur of EAAFP Monitoring Taskforce (Canceled)

:Energy infrastructure and their impact on migratory birds insights from Japan (15') by Mr. Seiji Hayama of Wild Bird Society of Japan; Mr. Yong Ding Li of BirdLife International

Guangde Hall

Hotel Lobby

Wednesday 12 December 2018

09:00 - 09:20

Special Presentation, "Bigger Data and Bigger Conservation in the EAAF engaging Science"

by Dr. Lu Cai, EAAFP Research Center, BFU

Hengsheng Hall


09:20 - 09:30

Special Presentation, "Initiation of Spoon-billed Sandpiper Project"

by Shenzhen Mangrove and Wetland Conservation Foundation

Hengsheng Hall


17:00 - 17:30

Special Presentation: Corporate's Engagement 

:Lotek Wireless Inc. (15')
:Sony (China) Limited (15')

Hengsheng Hall


19:30 - 21:00

Side Meeting: Flyway Bottleneck Yellow Sea Project (organized by Wetland International)

Partnership Talk

:Aboriginal Partnership (15') by Uncle Jeffrey Newchurch, Kaurna Elder of Kauma Aboriginal Nation

:Presentation of the book project titled "Migratory Waterbird Conservation in the Asia-Pacific: Transboundary Environment Governance"(20') by Eduardo Gallo-Cajiao of The University of Queensland

:Let's remain as it is: Green Belt and DMZ (30')by Ms. Choony Kim; Prof. Soodong Lee of KFEM; Dr. Nial Moores of Birds Korea

:Video screening: Promoting education and awareness on migratory shorebirds in Australia by Ms. Milly Formby of Wing Threads (the video is available here)

Guangde Hall

Hotel Lobby

Friday 14 December 2018

09:00 - 09:15

Special Presentation, "An open access global map of tidal flats"

by Dr. Michah Jackson, University of Queensland

Hengsheng Hall


09:15 - 09:30

Special Presentation, "Hengshui Hu and Baer's Pochard conservation"

by Mr. Wang Jingwu, Hengshui Party Secretary

Hengsheng Hall


On-line photo albums: 

14 Dec 2018: (flickr) (facebook)

13 Dec 2018: (flickr) (facebook)

12 Dec 2018: (flickr) (facebook)

11 Dec 2018: (flickr) (facebook)

10 Dec 2018: (flickr) (facebook)

9 Dec 2018: (flickr) (facebook)

Press release 14 Dec 2018 – Strengthening actions to conserve the threatened migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway

Today, at the 10th Meeting of the Partners (MOP10) to the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) in Hainan (China), participants from over 20 countries agreed on a new strategic plan to conserve threatened migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway for the next decade. The meeting ended with the signing of a MoU between Beijing Forestry University and EAAFP, establishing a new Science Unit in Beijing to underpin the work of the EAAFP. 

Full version is available: https://www.eaaflyway.net/strengthening-actions-to-conserve-the-threatened-migratory-waterbirds-and-their-habitats-in-the-east-asian-australasian-flyway/

Press release 13 Dec 2018 – Flyway Site Network of East Asian-Australasian Flyway promote collaborative effort to safeguard migratory waterbirds

The eight new Flyway Network Sites was announced during the MOP10. These sites are from Bangladesh, DPR Korea, Myanmar, New Zealand, RO Korea. There are now 141 EAAFP Flyway Network Sites. In order to strengthen the connection among Flyway Site Network, the EAAFP established Sister Site arrangements to promote collaborative activities involving FNS. More was discussed during EAAFP MOP 10.
Full version is available: https://www.eaaflyway.net/flyway-site-network-of-east-asian-australasian-flyway-promote-collaborative-effort-to-safeguard-migratory-waterbirds/

Press release 12 Dec 2018 – Thirty-seven Partners of the EAAFP agreed to collaborate and promote the importance of the conservation of short-distance migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the Southeast Asian region.

During the MOP 10 , there are initiative to drive the mobilisation of resources to develop action plans for priority species such as the Sarus Crane, as well as identify potentially important sites for conservation.
Full version is available here: https://www.eaaflyway.net/promoting-regional-cooperation-to-conserve-short-distance-migratory-waterbirds-in-southeast-asia/

Press release 11 Dec 2018 – Climate change is adding to the threats to the migratory waterbirds in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway

The East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAF) is the most threatened flyway for migratory waterbirds in the world. The threats are now compounded by the increasing impacts from climate change. Long-term monitoring of these migratory waterbirds, such as International Waterbird Census (IWC) presented during the MOP 10, is necessary for us to understand the impact of climate change brought to the birds, and to human.
Full version is available here: https://www.eaaflyway.net/climate-change-is-adding-to-the-threats-to-the-migratory-waterbirds-in-the-east-asian-australasian-flyway/

Press release 10 Dec 2018 - The Tenth Meeting of Partners for The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, Hainan, 10 to 14 Dec, 2018

Participants from over 20 countries are gathering for the 10th Meeting of Partners (MOP) to the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) in Changjiang City (Hainan, China) from 10th to 14th December. The purpose is to discuss the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. During the opening ceremony, the EAAFP welcomed two new partners, one governmental – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and one non-governmental – the Paulson Institute. Eight new EAAFP Flyway Network Sites were recognised from five countries including Bangladesh, DPRK, Republic of Korea (ROK), Myanmar, New Zealand.
In the coming week, there will be reports about the outputs and issues raised by the Partners as well as Working Groups and Task Forces. Fourteen decision documents will be adopted, including the EAAFP Strategic Plan for the next 10 years.
Full version is available here: https://www.eaaflyway.net/flyways-connecting-people-and-migratory-waterbirds-the-tenth-meeting-of-partners-for-the-east-asian-australasian-flyway-partnership-hainan-10-to-14-dec-2018/

At EAAFP MOP 10, we will have daily news and press release to be posted on our website and social media. Please use the hashtag #EAAFPMOP10 in social media sharing to be part of the meeting’s online community.

At Lotek we are passionate about helping you achieve your wildlife tracking goals. For us, it's more than just designing and building great products. We care about your research, conservation and wildlife management work. We know that you require reliable tracking equipment, that's why our products undergo thorough testing to enhance reliability. With more than 30 years of experience in the wildlife tracking industry, our talented team of professionals are experts in both animal monitoring and tracking technologies and importantly we value our customers. We will always take the time to understand your requirements to find the tracking solution that suits your needs. Our extensive range of products is suitable for terrestrial, avian, freshwater and marine applications and have developed tracking solutions for over 550 species of wildlife.

Special Presentation by the Lotek Wireless Inc.; 17:00-17:15 Wednesday 12th December 2018

Company Website: http://www.lotek.com/

Contact: Catalina Amaya-Perilla (camaya@lotek.com)

杭州粤海科技有限公司是一家专业从事无线动物跟踪器技术研发、生产和数据服务的公司。我们的产品包括卫星定位和卫星数据传输、VHF、UHF、GSM、NB-IOT等技术。我们以了解研究人员的需求并通过为客户提供个性化和专业化的卫星跟踪和定位产品以协助他们而感到自豪。 公司秉承“创新引领市场,服务创造价值”的理念,不断向轻量化发展,为客户提供更多安全稳定的产品!

Hangzhou Yuehai Technology Co., Ltd is a company specializing in technology research and development, production and data service of wireless animal tracker. Our products include satellite positioning and satellite data transmission, VHF, UHF wireless equipment, GSM, NB-IOT, and other technologies. We pride ourselves on assisting them by providing personalized and specialized satellite tracking and positioning products. Adhering to the concept of “innovation leads the market, service creates value”, we are continually developing on lightweight devices and provide customers with safer and more stable products!

百鸟数据旨在构建未来科研所需的完整生态链,从项目策划到成果产出,从定制化产品到数据精准分析,打造全流程的科研技术服务,让选择我们公司的客户更省心、更放心。公司会始终坚持“顺应自然,服务自然(In Nature, For Nature)”的创办理念,将各领域成熟的技术引入到生态学研究领域,推动生态学跨越式发展,帮助为人类探索未知的自然。我们的愿景是基于客户的科研需求锻造产品,帮助客户解决科学问题,成为心有灵犀的伙伴,一起探索无限的可能性,为梦想行动。

Our company aims to build a complete ecological chain for future research, from project planning to outcome production, from customized products to accurate data analysis, to create a full-process scientific and technical service, so that customers who choose us are more worry-free and more assured. Our company will always adhere to the founding philosophy of “In Nature, For Nature”, and introduce mature technologies from various fields into ecological research, promote the leap-forward development of ecology, and help explore the unknown nature for human beings. Our vision is to create products based on the research needs of our customers, to help our clients solve problems, to become a companion, to explore unlimited possibilities and fight for your dream.

Ecotone is an association of professional ornithologists and ecologists. We produce various kinds of mist nets for catching birds and bats.  The quality and efficiency of our nets are the result of more than 30 years of experience in the field work. Besides mist nets we offer a wide range of equipment for ornithological and bat researches. We also produce GPS-GSM loggers for wildlife tracking. Nowadays our telemetry equipment is worldwide used and let researchers to obtain the unique and precise data about animal behaviour and migrations. Our loggers are also custom designed to meet the researchers needs. You are welcome to contact us: office@ecotone.pl  or see our products at: www.ecotone.pl

索尼公司是全球领先的电子和娱乐公司。自创立以来,索尼公司始终坚持以创新科技引领时尚生活,不断创造出令人感动和惊奇的娱乐体验。以“全球本土化”的运营策略为目标,索尼于1996年10月在北京设立了统一管理和协调 在华业务活动的全资子公司——索尼(中国)有限公司,针对索尼在中国的各所属企业进行宏观管理及广泛的业务支持。在中国发展各项业务的同时,索尼还积极投身教育、文化、体育、艺术、环保等社会公益领域,为促进中国社会和经济的发展做出自己长久的贡献。

Sony Corporation is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Since its founding, Sony has been always adhering to the innovation of science and technology to lead a fashionable life, constantly creating impressive and amazing entertainment experiences. In October 1996, with operating strategy of “global localization”, Sony China Co., Ltd. was established in Beijing as a Sony wholly-owned subsidiary, in charge of management and coordination of Sony's business in China as well as a wide range of business support and macro-management for Sony-invested enterprises. While doing business in China, Sony has been actively involved in China’s social and public welfare like education, culture, sports, arts and environmental protection making long-lasting efforts to improve China’s social and economic development.

Special Presentation by Sony China: 17:15-17:30 Wednesday 12th December 2018

EAAFP Meeting of Partners (MOP) brings wildlife researchers, policymakers, supporters and experts working on conservation of birds and habitats. It is an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase their products and technologies and network with a broad range of professionals coming from over 30 countries. Various promotion opportunities are available for corporate sponsors.

Please contact:

Yoon Lee, Fundraising Manager at EAAFP Secretariat

Email: fundraising@eaaflyway.net

Phone: +82 (32) 458 6502

MOP 10 Meeting Minutes [First draft]