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 and determining which sites meet the Criteria
2. 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
3. Local Government/Management Authority
- Consultation on site nomination at the local scale, with stakeholders including site mangers, management authorities and relevant organizations
4. 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
5. EAAFP Secretariat
- Science Officer conducts an in-house review, then refers the nomination to the Working Group chairs and/or at least three relevant experts (for 14 days) to seek comments on the provided justification of the criteria met and other scientific aspects of the nomination.
6. EAAFP Secretariat & nominating Government Partner
- Communication to finalize the SIS with further clarification or additional information as dictated by outcomes of the referralp
7. EAAFP Chair
- The Secretariat advises the Chair of the Partnership 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 about the official inclusion of the site in the Network.
8. EAAFP Secretariat
- The Certificate of Participation for the new Network site is prepared and delivered to the nominating Partner at around the same time as the notification.
- Notification to all Partners about the inclusion of the site in the Network
9. Government Partner & Local Government/Management Authority
- Announcement of the inclusion of the site in the Network
- Delivery of the Certificate to the local government and/or management authority, with a small presentation ceremony where possible
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:
- Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) criteria for internationally important sites modified for migratory waterbirds. That is:
- Criterion 2: A wetland should be considered internationally important if it supports vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered species or threatened ecological communities.
- Criterion 5: A wetland should be considered internationally important if it regularly supports 20,000 or more waterbirds.
- 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.
- The staging criteria as applied under the Asia- Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy. That is:
- 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.
- . A staging site should be considered internationally important if it regularly supports 5,000 or more waterbirds at one time during migration.
- 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.
Flyway Network Site Documentations
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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