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
  • Identification of potential sites for the Network, by reviewing available data, field surveys and determining which sites meet the Criteria

 

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

 

  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY, NGO, NON-GOVERNMENTAL PARTNER, GOVERNMENTAL PARTNER
  • For the selected site, preparation of a Site Information Sheet (SIS) including a boundary map

 

  1. GOVERNMENT PARTNER
  • Consultation on-site nomination at the state/national scale with stakeholders including scholars and relevant authorities
  • Finalizing the SIS and boundary map for the site nomination
  • Submission of SIS and map to the EAAFP Secretariat with a letter requesting that the site be included in the Network

 

  1. EAAFP SECRETARIAT
  • EAAFP Secretariat and the Science Unit reviews the SIS and map, then refers the nomination to the Technical Committee 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 revises 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 the Management Committee on the nomination, showing the results of the review process, and requests the Chair to endorse the nomination by writing formally to the nominating Partner and notifying them about the official inclusion of the site in the Network

 

  1. GOVERNMENT PARTNER & LOCAL GOVERNMENT/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY, EAAFP Secretariat
  • 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 is announced publicly and the finalized SIS and boundary map are 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
  • Notification to all Partners about the inclusion of the site in the Network

 

 

Criteria for inclusion in the Flyway Site Network.

To be considered for inclusion in the Flyway Site Network, the Partnership has adopted the following criteria:

  1. Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) criteria for internationally important sites modified for migratory waterbirds. That is:
    1. Criterion 2: A wetland should be considered internationally important if it supports vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered species or threatened ecological communities.
    2. Criterion 5: A wetland should be considered internationally important if it regularly supports 20,000 or more waterbirds.
    3. Criterion 6: A wetland should be considered internationally important if it regularly supports 1% of the individuals in a population of one species or subspecies of waterbird.
  2. The staging criteria as applied under the Asia- Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy. That is:
    1. A staging site should be considered internationally important if it regularly supports 0.25% of individuals in a population of one species or subspecies of waterbirds on migration.
    2. . A staging site should be considered internationally important if it regularly supports 5,000 or more waterbirds at one time during migration.
  3. Under exceptional circumstances, a site can be nominated if it supports migratory waterbirds at a level or stage of their life cycle important to the maintenance of flyway populations. Justification of such nominations will be considered by the Partnership on a case by case basis.

Documents for nominating 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