• EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force Newsletter for No.9 February 2013 published

    The EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force (SBS TF) has been published its ninth newsletter in February 2013. In this newsletter, we present updates of autumn surveys in China including Rudong and winter update from South Korea and share some other actvities from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Russia. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper Recovery Team (SBS RT) […]

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  • World Wetlands Day Celebration in Auckland, New Zealand

    World Wetlands Day is celebrated on the 2nd of February each year. The purpose of the day is to promote wetland awareness and conservation, and to commemorate the international Convention on Wetlands, adopted on 2 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar. The theme for World Wetlands Day 2013 is “Wetlands and Water Management”. […]

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  • Malaysian Nature Society celebrates World Wetlands Day 2013

    The World Wetlands Day (WWD) is celebrated worldwide on the 2nd February each year. The date has been adopted during the Convention on Wetlands in 1971 at Ramsar, Iran. Today, Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) celebrates WWD at the KSNP Amphitheatre with the collaboration of government agencies, NGOs, University and community groups. 2013’s slogan, “Wetlands […]

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  • Market trade is fuelling the killing of migratory birds in Northern China

    Wildlife photographers and bird watchers gathered at the Beidagang Wetlands Nature Reserve in Tianjin last month were shocked to find a poisoned flock of Oriental White Storks, a protected species. At least 22 of the birds were dead. It was later found that 100 other birds, including mallards, Eurasian teals, spot-billed ducks and grey herons […]

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  • Ringed Red-crowned Cranes Observed in Haman, South Korea

    Professor Lee Kisup (Dr. Lee Kisup) from South Korea reported on the meeting of Japanese (Red-crowned) cranes pair with white plastic rings 1K4 and 1K5 in paddy fields near the town of Haman Gyeongnam Province January 17, 2013. In 2011, these birds are still in the eggs were brought from the nursery Oka Crane Reserve. […]

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  • China Coastal Waterbird Census wins Ford Green Award

    China lies at the centre of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, and vast numbers of migratory birds pass through the country every year on the journeys between their breeding and non-breeding grounds. In the past seven years the China Coastal Waterbird Census has gathered a wealth of new information on the populations of the waterbirds that […]

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  • Record number of Black-faced Spoonbill Birds Recorded in Census

    There are a record high 1,628 black-faced spoonbill birds in Taiwan, according to an annual census, Taijiang National Park officials said Sunday. The census, part of a worldwide counting of birds initiated by the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and taken Jan. 12-13 this year, found 1,316 spoonbills in southern Taiwan’s Tainan and 266 in […]

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  • Fewer Ponds in Candaba mean Fewer Migrant Birds

    Even in perfect weather, a smaller number of migratory birds returned to the Candaba Swamp this time around, partly because farmers now grow rice on what used to be idle ponds. Only 5,475 waterfowls of 31 resident and globetrotting species were recorded in the Asian Waterbird Census conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural […]

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  • Fewer Black-faced Spoonbills in town

    An injured Black-faced spoonbill rests at Shenzhen Bay recently. Fewer Black-faced spoonbills than normal are spending the winter in Shenzhen this year, local Chinese-language media reported, citing bird-watchers. The Black-faced spoonbill, a migratory bird, is the only spoonbill regarded as endangered. [View the original article]

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  • Rongcheng, Safe Haven for Swans

    Thousands of swans winter in the coastal wetlands of Shandong each year, and every effort is exercised to make sure these migratory birds have a comfortable refuge. Han Bingbin visits the swan lakes. Some of China’s rare lagoons lie along the relatively unpolluted coastline from Weihai to Rongcheng in Shandong province. Thousands of whooper swans […]

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