• See spoonies in Myanmar and support their conservation

    It is officially Fall season, as well as the peak holiday trip planning season. For this winter’s birdwatching trip, there is a great Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation tour organized by the Bird Holidays, ArcCona and the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force at the Myanmar coast. Being one of the most ornithologically diverse country in South East Asia, […]

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  • Southeast Asian park managers set meet in Tagaytay on biodiversity

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will host the 4th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Heritage Parks (AHP) Conference, a regional dialogue addressing biodiversity issues and the sustainable management of protected areas, in the first week of October. The four-day meet will be held in Tagaytay City on October 1-4, spearheaded by the Asean Center for […]

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  • Rare sighting of marked spoon-billed sandpiper on migration

    A rare sighting of a marked spoon-billed sandpiper on migration was reported last weekend from Rudong mudflats north of Shanghai The critically endangered bird was identified by a lime green plastic flag on its leg marked ‘01’ that was attached by scientists from Birds Russia on its breeding grounds this summer. Conservationists know that this […]

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  • Guwayi shorebird tracked through science and culture

    YAWURU language teacher, Maxine Charlie, remembers as a child seeing large flocks of Bar-tailed Godwits flying over the foreshore of Roebuck Bay when camping with her family. What she didn’t know at the time was that these birds carry out remarkable feats of migration between Siberia and Roebuck Bay travelling more than 10,000 kilometres each […]

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  • Spoon-billed sandpiper numbers boosted by conservationists

    Critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers fledglings have increased in number by a quarter in 2013, after conservationists intervened to hand rear chicks. As few as 100 breeding pairs remain in the wild, rearing just 60 young between them each year on average. The 16 additional hand-reared young are a significant boost for the species, which is […]

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  • Malaysia Celebrates New Designation of Bako Buntal Bay to Flyway Site Network of EAAFP

    Malaysia joined to East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) on November 2012 and nominated Bako Buntal Bay as an EAAFP Flyway Network Site on 15th May 2013. On 23rd August 2013, the Chief Executive of EAAFP, Mr Spike Millington officially presented the network site certificate to Sarawak Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Hj Abdul Taib Mahmud during […]

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  • Japan Designates Arao-higata as an EAAFP Flyway Network Site

    Arao-higata was added to the EAAFP Flyway Site Network (FSN) on 30th June 2013. Arao-higata is located on the eastern side of Japan and is the largest single tidal flat in the country. As this site supports many internationally important migratory waterbirds, it is highly recognised as one of the crucial sites along the EAA […]

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  • EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force Newsletter for No.10 August 2013 published

    The EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force (SBS TF) published its tenth newsletter in August 2013. In this newsletter, you can find the following key news on 25 young chicks reared for head-starting in Meinypil’gino, chukotka; 9 more potential breeding sites searched with Heritage Expedition; No more new breeding sites found; 10-11 breeding pairs in Meinypil’gino, […]

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  • EAAFP-WLI Joint Newsletter on CEPA Published

    EAAFP and WLI published its first joint newsletter focusing on wetland CEPA (Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness) activities across the flyway in September 2013. It aims to share experience of practical wetlands CEPA activities between partners of EAAFP and WLI. As we are sure you know, wetland conservation cannot succeed unless we have collaborative work […]

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  • 500 Children’s animation on saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

    This project involved 500 children and helpers from 12 areas and 8 countries (Russia, Republic of Korea, Japan, Jiangsu and Fujian in mainland China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh) which are along Spoon-billed Sandpiper’s migratory route. Children helped colouring over 1200 pictures for the animation one by one. The whole project took about 8 months […]

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