• World Migratory Bird Day Event 2020 – Malaysia (Shorebirds Peninsular Malaysia Project)

    Event title: On The Trail of The Shorebirds (virtual on-line quiz) Organizer: Shorebirds Peninsular Malaysia Project Participants: A total 305 participants as follows: 1. Participants who either Like, shared, and/ or follow our Facebook page during the event’s promotion period between 30th April 2020 – 8th May 2020 : 250 people 2. Participants who participate […]

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  • World Migratory Bird Day Event 2020 – Myanmar ( Nature Conservation Society (NCS))

     Event title: World Migratory Bird Day 2020 Event by NCS in Myanmar Organizer: Nature Conservation Society-Myanmar Participants: Participants engaged in online media event, Conservationist, Bird Watchers, Bird Photographers, Bird tour guides and people who are interested in nature Outcome: The awareness of migration birds and their flyways, the migratory network sites in Myanmar, the benefit […]

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  • Ministry of Environment of Korea Celebrated International Day of Biological Diversity and World Migratory Bird Day 2020

    On 22 May 2020, a celebration for International Day of Biological Diversity and World Migratory Bird Day 2020 was held in Nakdong National Institute of Biological Resources (NNIBR), Sangju City, Republic of Korea, hosted by Ministry of Environment of Korea. With the theme “Our Solutions are in Nature”, the event emphasized biodiversity for conserving the […]

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  • Webinar series: Green Climate Fund IEU Virtual Talk and World Environment Day talk

    GCF IEU Virtual Talk On 28 May 2020 at 16:00 (KST), Mr. Doug Watkins, Chief Executive of EAAFP, together with Dr Bernhard Seliger, the Resident Representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) in Korea (EAAFP Partner) were invited to present on the Virtual Talk organized by Green Climate Foundation (GCF) Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU). The topic […]

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  • Oriental Stork breeding in eastern Japan, after more than a century

    On 7 June 2020, two Oriental Stork chicks were confirmed on an artificial nest tower at Watarase-yusuichi, a Ramsar Site at Tochigi Prefecture in eastern Japan. This is the first case of Oriental Stork hatching in the wild in eastern Japan for more than a century. The four-year old father stork was a released bird […]

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  • Hand-made original “Kamishibai (story telling slide show)” download free

    Yatsu Higata Nature Observation Center of Narashino City [EAAF059] Kamishibai “Gambare Chibita! (Hang in there, Chibita, a Red-necked Stint)” is now available to download and play for children at home and in the visitor centres. “Gambare Chibita” is a story of a juvenile Red-necked Stint called Chibita (which means “small boy”), that visits Yatsu-higata Tidal […]

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  • East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting moved online

    The 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting is switching from face-to-face to an online virtual meeting to be held on 3-5 November 2020. This will enable participants from around the flyway and across the world to contribute even during this period of restricted travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for travel awards will […]

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  • Updates of worldwide avian influenza situation by FAO/EMPRES-AH (Mar- Jun 2020)

    FAO/EMPRES-AH is constantly monitoring the avian influenza situation worldwide and compiles information from multiple national and international sources as well as peer-reviewed scientific articles. Close collaboration with country and regional offices, the implementation of avian influenza field surveillance projects, and networks of expertise like OIE/FAO’s OFFLU (www.offlu.net) provide access to timely information on outbreaks, surveillance […]

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  • Working coastal wetlands used widely by EAAF shorebirds

    It is well-known that extensive loss and degradation of wetlands has occurred worldwide and is a major contributor to the decline of shorebirds in the EAAF. Artificial (i.e. human-made) wetlands such as aquaculture ponds, saltworks and rice paddies occur widely throughout the EAAF and have replaced natural wetlands in many cases. Interestingly, shorebirds have been […]

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  • Literature list (January-June, 2020)

    The EAAFP Science Unit is highlighting some key journal publications in the flyway. The abstract of each journal article is placed following the literature list below.  1) Biology & ecology Recent changes in the number of spoon-billed sandpipers Calidris pygmaea wintering on the Upper Gulf of Mottama in Myanmar Aung, Pyae-Phyo, Moses, Saw, Clark, Nigel […]

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