• The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment – Migratory Birds

    On May 15th 2013, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has released the “Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA),” a report containing the best available science informed by traditional ecological knowledge on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation. For […]

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  • Secretariat Celebrates World Migratory Bird Day 2013 in Incheon

    On May 4th, EAAFP Secretariat team organized an event to celebrate World Migratory Waterbird Day in Songdo. For this occasion, 30 families of Incheon government officers and 20 Songdo Migratory Bird keepers from elementary schools (?? ?? ???) were invited to join this birdwatching celebration. Main species participants observed were curlews, gulls, ducks and egrets […]

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  • China Coastal Waterbird Census wins Ford Green Award

    By Martin Fowlie, Tue, 05/03/2013 – 16:34  The China Coastal Waterbird Census is a long-term project to monitor the distribution, numbers and seasonal movements of waterbirds along the Chinese coast (Marcus Ho) China lies at the centre of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, and vast numbers of migratory birds pass through the country every year on […]

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  • Birds Korea Birdathon on May 11th-12th 2013

    Celebrate this year’s World Migratory Bird Day (or weekend!) by spending time bird watching and fundraising for a host of long-distance migrant species – including the beautiful and Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a shorebird that depends on tidal-flats here in East Asia during its migration. Open to members and non-members, experts and first-time birdwatchers, the […]

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  • Incheon – Waterbird Paradise (Information Brochure) published

    Incheon Tidal Flat is critically important for a large number of migratory waterbirds using the habitat for feeding and recuperation during their long journeys, as well as being supporting important populations of breeding waterbirds dependent on the tidal flats. The EAAFP Secretariat has recently produced an information brochure, entitled Incheon – Waterbird Paradise increase awareness, […]

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  • Bohai Update, April 2013

    Shorebird numbers remained steady throughout. Red Knot numbers seemed to rise but a drop in Great Knot meant that the overall numbers changed little and, at the moment, numbers are down on this time last year. Interestingly, many of the Knot seem to be feeding in a small area of mud between Zuidong and Nanpu, […]

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  • 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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