• WWF Asian Flyways Initiative Grant 2020 are announced on World Environment Day

    On the occasion of World Environment Day, WWF-Hong Kong is pleased to announce the successful award of WWF Asian Flyways Initiative (AFI) Grant to the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Nepal and to two shorebird sites in Indonesia. The Grant under the Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund (AWCF) support WWF’s work to build the capacity of wetland stakeholders throughout […]

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  • A hotspot map of seabird bycatch in gillnet fisheries developed in Japan

    In March 2020, BirdLife International and Wild Bird Society of Japan have published a nationwide-scale hotspot map of seabird bycatch in gillnet fisheries in collaboration with a seabird scientist from the University of Tokyo. The map suggested four areas, including Eastern and Northwestern Hokkaido, as hotspots for seabird bycatch in gillnet fisheries. Bycatch in fisheries […]

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  • Revealing migration patterns of five goose species in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

    Among the nine global flyways, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) is the most threatened one. Over 15% of the migratory waterbirds are threatened. In particular to some geese species in which the populations showed drastic decline in the past 50 years. To get more ecological information about the geese on EAAF, which would then strengthen […]

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  • Flyway Network Site “Nandagang Wetland and Bird Nature Reserve” in China took part in 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

    To celebrate the 2020″ International Day for Biological Diversity “, the Management Office of the Nandagang Wetland Nature Reserve (EAAFP Flyway Network Site EAAF 086), Cangzhou City, Hebei Province, China, held a Handwriting Leaflets Design Contest on the theme of “Keeping All Things Alive through the Way of Nature “, aiming to raise public awareness […]

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  • Hwaseong City-EAAFP MOU: Ongoing COVID-19 but Strengthening of Conservation

    On 7th of May, 2020, Hwaseong City of Republic of Korea and EAAFP Secretariat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Hwaseong Wetlands [EAAF 142] and its migratory waterbirds of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. Hwaseong Wetlands joined the Flyway Site Network during the opening ceremony of MOP10 of EAAFP, in December 2018. This […]

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  • Wader Quest the newsletter (January 2018)

    Wader Quest the newsletter is the main publication of Wader Quest, which is a charity that aims to involve local groups and communities in Wader conservation. The latest issue of January 2018 has recently been published. Below are some relevant news to EAAF and examples of conservation activities among the full of interesting stories: WCWW5 – November 3rd and 4th […]

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  • Waterbird Census in Sumatran Tiger Hot Spot

    Hizbullah Arief (Communication and Reporting Specialist at Sumatran Tiger Project) Yus Rusila Noor (Head of Programme, Wetlands International Indonesia) What do Sumatran tigers have to do with Asian Waterbird Census (AWC)? The answer to this question laid bare from the experience we had from 16-17 January 2018 in small village named Sungai Cemara in Tanjung […]

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  • Avian Influenza Update in East and Southeast Asia (January 2018)

    Sophie von Dobschuetz, FAO 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 the OIE/FAO OFFLU provide access to timely information […]

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  • Interview with a Winner of 2017 Knots Drawing Competition: A Young Birder in the Making

    Shinhye Han EAAFP Secretariat, Intern Jeongsu Yuk, a winner of 2017 Knots Drawing Competition, visited the EAAFP Secretariat office on the 28th of December, 2017. He received a KOWA TSN660 series field scope for the Flyway Prize. He looked so happy to have received the prize, and also have finished Korean College Scholastic Ability Test last […]

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  • Population Decline of Migratory Waterbirds and Habitat Changes – Shorebirds as Indicators: A side event at the AWS 2017

    EAAFP Secretariat The Asian Wetland Symposium 2017 was held in Saga, Japan from 7 to 10 November 2017 and brought together 450 participants from 26 countries. EAAFP Communication Officer Tomoko Ichikawa gave a presentation on the implementation of World Migratory Bird Day in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway in the Session 8 on CEPA and co-chaired […]

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