• International Internships in Conservation at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in the US

    Four-month International Internships in raptor conservation science consist of exposure to and training in all aspects of Hawk mountain Sanctuary conservation, including science, education, and conservation focused on migratory raptors, environmental survey and monitoring, data management, land management, ecotourism, membership programs and fundraising, and the use of volunteer resources. Interns work shoulder-to-shoulder with professional mentors, […]

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  • Education Training Workshop in China for Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation

    Earlier this year, BirdLife’s China Programme (a joint initiative of Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and the BirdLife Asia Division) started to work with Wild Bird Society of Shanghai and Fujian Bird Watching Society on a project ‘Saving Spoony’s Chinese Wetlands’ which is funded by Disney’s Friends for Change. Education activities to raise awareness of […]

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  • Census finds unexpected fall in Black-faced Spoonbill numbers

    The 2011 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census has found a large decrease in the known wintering populations since last year’s census. Overall numbers fell from 2,347 birds in January 2010 to 1,848 in January 2011, a decline of 21%. Black-faced Spoonbill is currently considered as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. It was downlisted from Critically […]

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  • Global Flyways Workshop in Seosan establishes a “Global Interflyway Network” (GIN)

    With the generous support of Seosan City, Republic of Korea, the government of Switzerland and the Secretariat of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), an international workshop to review good practice in international initiatives for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and other migratory bird taxa was convened by the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, the UNEP Convention […]

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  • EAAFP Task Force Meeting; Review of Implementation Strategy Workshop

    The Implementation Strategy of the EAAFP was adapted at the First Meeting of Partners (MoP1) in November 2006 and refers to the period 2007-2011. The Implementation Strategy is the Partnership’s most important guiding document and has influence across all of its activity. A Task Force on the Review of Implementation Strategy was established to undertake […]

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  • Bangladesh to add five new network sites to the Flyway Site Network

    Five sites in Bangladesh – Nijhum Dweep National Park, Sonadia, Hakaluki Haor, Tanguar Haor and Hail Haor have been added to the Flyway Site Network as internationally important habitats for migratory waterbirds. Nijhum Dweep National Park and Sonadia are important coastal habitats which support diverse range of shorebirds including the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus […]

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  • EAAFP Task Force Meeting, CEPA Strategy Workshop

    The EAAFP’s Working Group on CEPA, led by Lew Young, Senior Advisor for Asia-Oceania of Ramsar Convention, convened at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore on 19-21 September. Representatives from Singapore and Indonesia Government, Australasian Wader Studies Group, Society for the Conservation of Philippines Wetland, and the Ramsar Secretariat as well as the EAAFP Secretariat […]

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  • A warm welcome to a new Partner, New Zealand

    New Zealand is now officially a Partner (the 26th) of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) as from 18 September 2011. A letter of endorsement from the Chair, has been sent to the Hon Kate Wilkinson, Minister of Conservation, and Nicola Scott, Senior International Partner Liaison of Department of Conservation, has been appointed […]

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  • Provision to protect the shorebird roosting areas in the Manukau Harbour submitted to Auckland Council, New Zealand

    Auckland the largest City in New Zealand is located on the northern shores of the Manukau Harbour. This harbour is the feeding ground for approximately 26,000 migratory shorebirds, the largest concentration of these birds in New Zealand. As the City grows housing and industries are being established around the shoreline of the harbour. David Lawrie […]

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  • A third of the global population of one of the planet’s rarest species, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, discovered at threatened site in China

    A record 103 birds were recorded at a new site in the Rudong mudflats in China [last week]. The estimated total number of spoon-billed sandpipers is thought to be less than 300 adults, meaning the site is depended upon as a stopover for about a third of the world’s population. However, plans to redevelop the […]

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