• 2021 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census announcement

    The annual International Black-faced Spoonbill Census is scheduled on 15-17 January 2021. This event has been one of the core activities of Black-faced Spoonbill conservation since the commencement in 1993, as it can provide an annual comparable figure of the species to understand its abundance and distribution. This census is one of the successful cases […]

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  • Declaration of the 2020 Flyway Youth Forum

    Preamble Wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet, home to a great diversity of migratory waterbirds and providing countless ecosystem services to people and the environment. Yet, wetlands are in a state of global decline, disappearing three times faster than terrestrial forests, threatening the very ecosystems that we depend upon. For […]

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  • Connecting the Flyway Youth Leaders for Tomorrow

    The first Flyway Youth Forum Pre-event press release The first-ever Flyway Youth Forum, organized by The East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) and Youth Engaged in Wetlands (YEW), sponsored by Hanns Seidel Foundation, will be held virtually over two consecutive weekends from 28th November to 6th December, 2020, to connect, empower and provide a […]

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  • Welcome new EAAFP Partners – Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and Mangrove Foundation

      In line with the World Migratory Bird Day, we are very pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society became the 38th and Mangrove Foundation the 39th Partners of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) on 10th October, 2020. The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS), based in the Hong […]

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  • Welcoming ceremony to new Flyway Network Site Daebudo Tidal Flat

    On May 11 2020, a ceremony was held for the new Flyway Network Site (FNS) Daebudo Tidal Flat (EAAF 148) in the Republic of Korea, which was officially included in the EAAFP Flyway Site Network on May 9 2020, in celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day. Chief Executive, Mr. Doug Watkins and staff members […]

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  • Nan Thar Island and the Mayyu Estuary become Myanmar’s 6th Ramsar site

    When in 2006 the second winter search Expedition of the SBS Task Force found 8 SBS in Teknaf at the southern tip of Bangladesh, we looked across to Myanmar and dreamt of going there to continue our search. Gillian Bunting, the GIS expert in our team, now working for BirdLife International, zoomed in some remote […]

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  • The probably oldest banded Curlew Sandpiper in EAA Flyway

    This year, on 21st March, Hong Kong Waterbirds Ringing Group captured a Curlew Sandpiper with an old metal ring coded “NV83515” during their regular waterbird ringing survey in Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong. After checking the records, this individual was found to be first captured (and ringed) on 13th April 2002 by the Hong […]

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  • Martin Spray, Chief Executive of WWT retired

    On 11 May 2020, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), Partner of EAAFP, announced that WWT’s Chief Executive Mr. Martin Spray has retired from his role, completing a 32-year career in the conservation sector. Mr. Spray joined WWT in 2004, following the recent opening of London Wetland Centre. Internationally, Mr. Spray’s has also contributed to the […]

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  • Hunting threatens migratory waterbirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

    A new study led by PhD candidate Eduardo Gallo-Cajiao from The University of Queensland and an international team from thirteen institutions and nine countries shows that migratory birds are threatened by widespread and likely unsustainable hunting across the Asia-Pacific region. The study shows that three-quarters of migratory shorebird species in the region have been hunted […]

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  • Successful application for the WWF Dr Lew Young Grant under the Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund (AWCF)

    On the World Migratory Bird Day, WWF-Hong Kong is pleased to announce that the successful application for the 1st WWF Dr Lew Young Grant is the project “Towards an Informed Conservation Action Plan for Seabirds in the Philippines” by Ms Cynthia Layusa from the Isla Biodiversity Conservation. She said “While the government and non-profit organizations strive […]

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