• Conserving wetlands in Myanmar: Gulf of Mottama is Myanmar’s fourth Ramsar site

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Myanmar is home to an extraordinary diversity of wetlands, which include mountainous wetlands; large freshwater marshes and lakes; and coastal mangroves, mudflats and coral reefs. These ecosystems support fisheries, provide clean water, store carbon and protect local people from the impacts of floods, tsunamis and landslides. As such, […]

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  • Enhancing the conservation of wetlands in Myanmar: the government designates part of the Gulf of Mottama [EAAF117] in Mon State as Myanmar’s fourth Ramsar site

    Christoph Zöckler, EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force Coordinator Myanmar is home to an extraordinary diversity of wetlands, from mountainous wetlands, large freshwater wetlands and lakes to coastal wetlands like mangroves, mudflats, and coral reefs. These ecosystems provide a wide range of food, water supply, flood protection, and other ecosystem goods and services that underpin local […]

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  • ET settling in at the Gulf of Mottama?

    07 November 2016 Rebecca Lee, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper ET arrived at the Gulf of Mottama [EAAF117] in Myanmar at around 9pm on Saturday night (UTC, 2.30 am on Sunday morning local time). 12 hours later, she appeared to be moving to the north west perhaps heading on to Bangladesh after a rest in the gulf. […]

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  • Rare spoon-billed sandpipers return to Gulf of Mottama

    Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) said the number of critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers that migrate to the Gulf of Mottama in Myanmar, which is the 117th Flyway Site Network of EAAFP, has more than doubled over the past five years, from 74 in 2010 to 155 this year thanks to efforts of local people to […]

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  • Gulf of Martaban in Myanmar hosts the largest remaining population of wintering Spoon-billed Sandpiper

    Conservationists from ArcCona, BTO, RSPB and WWT from the UK joined the BirdLife partner in Myanmar, BANCA for a training workshop and survey of Spoon-billed Sandpiper in the Gulf of Martaban (Mottama). The field survey as well as a training course was accompanied by members of the SBS Task Force from Japan, Bangladesh and China, […]

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  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force

    In 2004 several partners active in the conservation of the globally threatened Spoon-billed Sandpiper joined the Recovery Team chaired by Evgeny Syroechkovskiy and later by Christoph Zöckler. With the growing demand of work, the finalization of the CMS Single Species Action Plan in 2008 and the continuing support from BirdLife International and many other organizations, […]

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  • CEPA Working Group

    People, their decisions and actions lie at the heart of effective wetland conservation. Local communities, Site Managers, local and national government decision-makers, educators, NGOs, and the general public all have a role to play in conserving migratory birds and their wetland habitats. Encouraging and facilitating their interest and involvement in conserving migratory bird habitat for […]

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  • World Migratory Bird Day 2019 Celebrations Across the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

    The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2019 was held on May 11th and October 12th across the world. This year’s theme, “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution” emphasizes the adverse effect of plastic on migratory birds and their habitats. Through the support from the EAAFP Small Grant Programme, many of our partners were […]

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  • WMBD 2019 Reports

    October 2019 EAAFP – South Korea Event name:World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 and the 2019 IFEZ Global Villages Festival in Incheon, South Korea Organizer: EAAFP Secretariat Participants:EAAFP joined 2019 IFEZ Global Village Festival in Incheon, Ro Korea and held a booth to promote WMBD on 12 October 2019 and hundreds of people stopped by the […]

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  • World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 – Myanmar

    Event title: World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 in Myanmar Organizer: Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) Participants: About 130 participants from local communities including school students and teachers, Local Conservation Group, government officers Outcome: The participants gained knowledge about the plastic pollution that impact on not only migratory bird species and their habitats, but […]

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