• Call for EAAFP WMBD 2019 Small Grant application (events in May)

    World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. . In 2018, WMBD unified the planet’s major migratory bird corridors, or flyways: the African-Eurasian flyway, the East Asian-Australasian flyway, and the Americas flyways. It is now celebrated twice a year, on the Second Saturday […]

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  • EAAFP Science Unit set up in Beijing

    The Science Unit of EAAFP was formally established in Beijing to underpin the scientific work of the EAAFP, after the adoption of Decision Document 5 on 14th December 2018 during the 10th Meeting of Partners (MoP 10) and the MoU signing between Beijing Forestry University and EAAFP. The signing of MoU to establish EAAFP Science […]

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  • AWSG North-west Australia Satellite Tracking Project Update (Part 2 & 3)

    This is the 2nd and 3rd update on the AWSG satellite tracking project. The highlight is again the performance of the Oriental Pratincoles. All four have now left Australia on northward migration. The leading bird has now been in Cambodia for over a week and settled by the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, where […]

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  • Updates of worldwide avian influenza situation by FAO/EMPRES-AH (Nov 2018-Mar 2019)

    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 (www.offlu.net) provide access to timely information on outbreaks, […]

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  • Memorial Service for Dr. Lew Young

      Memorial Service for Dr. Lew Young The service will be arranged in Beijing, Hong Kong and Incheon in following schedule. *If you are not able to attend the memorial service, please feel free to come to EAAFP Secretariat office at 3rd floor, G-Tower, Songdo on 20 – 22 March between 9:00 and 18:00. We […]

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  • EAAFP Chief Executive, Dr. Lew Young passes away

      The EAAFP Secretariat is deeply sad to announce that the Chief Executive of EAAFP, Dr. Lew Young passed away on 5th March 2019 in Beijing due to a sudden heart attack. He is 60 years old. Lew joined the EAAFP Secretariat as Chief Executive in March 2018. This is a tragic loss for the […]

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  • AWSG North-west Australia Satellite Tracking Project Updates

    This is the fifth year the AWSG’s North-west Australia Waders and Terns Expedition team has fitted satellite transmitters on migratory waders. Five 5g transmitters were fitted on Little Curlew with the hope for more success to compare to the previous studies in 2013 and 2015; and five 2g transmitters were, for the first time in […]

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  • Promoting integrated conservation of natural and artificial shorebird habitat in the EAAF

    A new publication is available about the use of artificial wetlands (such as aquaculture ponds) by shorebirds in southern Jiangsu province, China – a critical stopover region in the EAAF. This study found that thousands of shorebirds, including the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper, are dependent on both natural intertidal wetlands and artificial supratidal wetlands in […]

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  • From Birthday to Bird day! – Celebrating Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve’s 25th Anniversary, World Migratory Bird Day, and the addition of Mandai Mangrove and Mudflats in 2018

    In conjunction with Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve’s 25th Anniversary, the Reserve kicked off its year-long celebrations on World Wetlands Day, culmintating with Welcome Waders! From 7 to 13 October 2018 to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. Throughout the year, there were various monthly activities to engage with the community on a specially created webpage. To […]

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  • Using Art to promote conservation – Fishpond Diving Art Festival in Hong Kong

    Art Festival in the Field The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS) and a local NGO Art Together worked on maintaining the balance of ecology and searching for possibilities of sustainable living, the former through ecological conservation, the latter through community arts. Since 2012, HKBWS has been conducting the Fishpond Conservation Scheme in northwestern New […]

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