On August 21st, EAAFP welcomed the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) as its 33rd Partner.
The ACB has a very significant role in supporting ASEAN Member States to help conserve the globally important biodiversity of South East Asia. It supports Working Groups on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity and also on Coastal and Marine Habitats. This region is very important for migratory waterbirds and their habitats, although we need more information on migratory species and key sites. Becoming an EAAFP Partner will build on existing cooperation between EAAFP and ACB, raise the profile of migratory waterbirds and their habitats among ASEAN Member States and encourage conservation initiatives. We look forward to future cooperation and strengthening EAAFP linkages and actions in ASEAN Member States.