• EAAFP Side Event at CBD meeting in Nagoya, Japan

    On 21 October 2010, during the 10th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, a side event “Responding to the biodiversity challenge of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAF)” was hosted by the Ministry of the Environment Japan and attended by more than 100 participants. To promote greater understanding of the EAAF […]

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  • The State of New Zealand’s Birds 2009

    Conservation for Migrant Birds A report on migrant birds has been published by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand in September 2010 as part of its commitment to assist the conservation and management of birds by providing information, from which sound management decisions can be derived. The report emphasizes that international cooperation is required to […]

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  • A new site for the EAA Flyway Site Network: ‘Furen-ko and Shunkuni-tai’, in Japan

    Furen-ko and Shunkuni-tai site in Japan joined the EAA Flyway Site Network as its 99th site on 4 October 2010. The site is located in the eastern part of Hokkaido, Japan near Nemuro City, and the total area of the site is 6,139 ha. Furen-ko is a brackish lake flowing into Nemuro Bay, and tidal […]

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  • Partners welcome Thailand aboard the Partnership

    Thailand became a Partner (24th) of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership as from 14 October 2010. The Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning has been designated as Thailand’s focal point for the Partnership. Thailand has many important coastal wetlands used by migratory waterbirds and is active in conservation initiatives. Thailand […]

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  • New publication: State of the World’s Waterbirds: Mass declines in Asia, recovery in North America and Europe

    A new publication of Wetlands International illustrates that waterbirds are not doing well. Of all populations, 44% are declining. Species in Asia are in serious trouble due to the rapid loss of wetland areas driven by economic developments, and very many populations in Africa and South America are also declining. There is also good news: […]

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  • Call for applications to the Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund

    The ‘Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund’ has been established to provide financial support to projects at sites of importance for migratory waterbirds in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. Cathay Pacific placed an initial donation of HK$500,000 (approx. US$65,000) into the Fund which is administered by WWF Hong Kong. At present, the maximum amount that can […]

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  • International Forum on Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation in Fujin, China

    The International Forum on Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation was held in Fujin, Heilongjiang, China on 14-15 August 2010. It was hosted at Sanjiang Wetland Education Center by Wetlands International China and the State Forestry Administration (SFA). National participants were from the Wetland Management Conservation Office of the SFA, the Forestry Department of Heilongjiang Province, Fujin City […]

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  • The 2010 Asia conference of Wetland Link International will take place on 22-25 November

    The 2010 Asia conference of Wetland Link International will take place on 22-25 November hosted by the Malaysia Nature Society and supported by the Malaysia Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment. The conference is aimed at those working on engagement and education activities at wetlands, and follows themes of wetlands and people, involving the private […]

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  • The People’s Republic of Bangladesh becomes the 23rd Partner

    The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is officially a Partner (the 23rd) of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) as from 6 August 2010. It is very significant that the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has joined the Partnership because the country includes many important wetlands for waterbirds of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway […]

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  • 철원으로 찾아드는 두루미, 그 끝은 죽음

    두루미는 현재 전 세계에 2600여 개체만이 잔존하는 것으로 알려진 멸종위기의 조류이다. 한국에는 월동 시기 철원, 연천 등지에서 1000개체 정도가 월동하고 있다. 최근에는 재두루미의 수가 증가하여 1500~2000개체까지 월동하고 있다. 물론 이 조차도 사람으로 따지면 1개 동민에 채 지나지 않는 수다. 사람들의 사고에 의한 죽음은 신문이나 TV 등에 소개되는 경우가 많다. 어쩌면 인간이기 때문에 당연히 관심이 가는 […]

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