EAAFP currently sponsors activities across the Flyway. These campaigns have been developed to both raise awareness and bring people and countries together. By bringing attention to migratory waterbirds and their habitats, we can help to ensure their continued safety and prosperity. These campaigns are directed at all levels, especially local communities, schools, and individuals.
Everyone is welcome to join!
Year of the Terns
To raise awareness among EAAFP Partners, researchers, conservationists, and the general public, while promoting the exchange of information and collaboration on seabird species in the EAA Flyway, the EAAFP and the Seabird Working Group initiated the Year of the Terns in 2022To raise awareness among EAAFP Partners, researchers, conservationists, and the general public, while promoting the exchange of information and collaboration on seabird species in the EAA Flyway, the EAAFP and the Seabird Working Group initiated the Year of the Terns in 2022.
Youth Think Tank Competition for the EAA Flyway
The Youth Think Tank Competition for the EAA Flyway is launched to engage and motivate youth to take actions to conservation of migratory waterbirds and wetlands. With objectives on INNOVATION AND IMPLEMENTATION and CAPACITY BUILDING, the Competition is continuing the vision from the 2020 Flyway Youth Forum to achieve the goal: “Youth along the EAA Flyway are actively participating in the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds”.
Year of the Knots
Red Knots and Great Knots are small, stocky wading birds. They use large, muddy estuaries around the coast for feeding. The population of both species has been declining at a rate of 2-2.5 % per year in recent decades, primarily as a result of habitat loss at the stopover sites.
The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Secretariat is proposing the “Year of the Knots” to call for attention and urgent conservation actions to save these birds.
To Our Winged Travellers
‘To Our Winged Travellers‘ is an interactive art project to celebrate the annual migration of migratory waterbirds. Since last May, over 1000 people participated in the project via online and at the local bird events in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF).
The project started in the Republic of Korea and messages were delivered to other countries in the EAAF, such as Australia, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. Please help us keep the greetings coming and ‘flying’ out to their next destination!.
Flyway Youth Forum 2020
On 28-29 November and 5-6 December 2020, the Flyway Youth Forum is the first ever international youth event organised by the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership and Youth Engaged in Wetlands that aims to connect youth leaders, scientists, activists, artists, and conservationists in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway through a series of intensive virtual workshops, platform exchanges, and networking activities.
This online event is developed for young people between the ages of 18 and 30 years old to explore youth engagement in the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds along the East-Asian Australasian Flyway!
EAAFP hosted Photo Contests in 2019 and 2020 to raise awareness and engage the public to participate in the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
The 2019 EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest was themed “Flyways, Connecting People and Migratory Waterbirds” to raise awareness of the importance of conservation of migratory waterbirds and the sustainable management of their habitats in the EAAF region by highlighting the role of migratory waterbirds in the culture, tradition, art and daily lives of people along the EAAF. It was sponsored by Sony.
The 2020 #LegflagChallenge Photo Contest, in collaboration with BirdLife International and Oriental Bird Club, to encourage birdwatchers, bird photographers and citizen scientists to document and report sightings of waterbirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway that carry leg flags, tags and other types of attachments to help researchers and scientists understand bird migration patterns and bird ecology.