• Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2013

    Starting in 2006, the second weekend of May is celebrated as World Migratory Bird Day around the world. It is an opportunity for people to take action and organise public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions. WMBD 2013 is the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive action for […]

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  • Sonadia Island given International Recognition for Wildlife

    Sonadia Island’s importance for wildlife has been given international recognition by BirdLife International, a global conservation organization. Sonadia Island has been declared as 20th Important Bird Area (IBA) of Bangladesh by BirdLife International. Conservationists say that the island is one of the most important and unique biodiversity hotspots in Bangladesh. It was declared as a […]

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  • 인천광역시, EAAFP 사무국, 국제 철새전문가 초청 시민토론회 열어

    【인천=환경일보】강점석 기자 = 인천광역시(시장 송영길)는 지난 4월18일 오후 2시 인천경제자유구역청 대회의실(I-TOWER 27층)에서 동아시아-대양주 철새이동경로 파트너십 사무국 (영문명은 East Asian – Australasian Flyways Partnership Secretariat, 약칭은 EAAF 파트너십 사무국)이 주최·주관하고 인천광역시와 인천경제자유구역청이 후원하는 2013년 국제 철새전문가 초청 시민토론회를 개최 했다. 동아시아-대양주 철새이동경로에는 지구적으로 그 개체수가 심각하게 감소하고 있는 또는 이미 감소한 28개 개체군이 있으며 이에 따라 2002년 […]

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  • Statement on H7N9 Avian Influenza in China, April 15th 2013

    The novel strain of avian influenza (H7N9) infecting birds and humans in China has been found in over 20 people in four provinces of the country and has caused 8 human deaths so far. So far, the virus does not appear to be highly pathogenic in birds, hence, making it more challenging to monitor and […]

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  • Wildlife Conservation Society Joins the EAAFP

    On 19 March, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) became the 29th Partner of EAAFP, with the unanimous support of all Partners. During the application process, Partners warmly welcomed WCS and indeed many Partners already work collaboratively with WCS programmes, projects and staff in many countries of the Flyway. In addition to bringing in the knowledge […]

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  • Apply for International Asia Workshop on Migratory Waterbird Protection and Wetland Management

    With the financial support from the Ministry of Commerce, P. R. China, the School of Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University is pleased to announce the international workshop on migratory water bird conservation and wetland management in Asia will be held in Beijing from June 7th to 27th 2013. The workshop aims to share lessons and […]

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  • Restoring a Breeding Colony for Chinese Crested Tern

    In early March, an international workshop in Xiangshan, Zhejiang Province, China, marked the start of an ambitious plan to restore a network of breeding sites for the Critically Endangered Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini, probably the world’s most threatened seabird. After more than half a century with no breeding records, four adults and four chicks […]

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  • A Total of 2,725 Black-faced Spoonbills recorded in the 2013 Global Census, Accounting for an Increase of 1.2% from 2012

    Black-faced Spoonbill is a threatened bird species of global concern. It mainly inhabits East Asia. Over the last decade, the number of Black-faced Spoonbills had shown an upward trend with a record total of 2,725 birds this year, accounting for an increase of 1.2% from last year. Mr. YU Yat-tung, Research Manager of the Hong […]

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  • New Wintering Site for Scaly-sided Merganser discovered in Chongqing, Southwest China

    A new wintering site has been discovered in Chongqing, a municipality in the southwest China, situated in the east of Sichuan and the west of Hubei, the upper stretches of Yangtze River in November 2012. Since a report was given, the members of Chongqing Birdwatching Society regularly visited the site and counted more than 30 […]

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  • Cambodia loses half its seasonal wetlands in 10 years

    Cambodia lost more than half of its seasonally flooded grasslands in ten years due to industrial agricultural conversion, abandonment of traditional farming, and illegal drainage, putting several endangered bird species at risk and undermining traditional livelihoods in the region, reports a new study published in the journal Conservation Biology. The research is based on aerial […]

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