• 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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  • 가족과 함께 떠나는 철새여행…군산세계철새축제 개최

    (서울=뉴스와이어) 찬바람이 코끝을 시리게 만들기 시작하는 11월 중순, 가족들의 손을 잡고 자연과 하나가 되기 위한 여행을 떠나보자! 전 세계에서 국제적보호종 가창오리(영명 : Baikal Teal) 수십만 마리가 펼치는 화려한 군무를 가장 가까운 곳에서 관찰할 수 있는 국내 최대의 겨울철새 도래지 금강호에서 국내 대표적인 자연생태축제로 평가받는 군산세계철새축제가 8번째 행사를 준비하고 있다. 황금빛 석양을 배경으로 수십만 마리의 가창오리가 연출해 내는 […]

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  • First Chief Executive moves on

    The first Chief Executive of EAAFP, Roger Jaensch, finished in that role on 2 September 2011 and together with family members have moved back to his home country, Australia. Roger led the Secretariat from 2009 and oversaw its development to full operational capability including recruitment of staff and implementation of annual work plans set by […]

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  • New Flyway Network Site: ‘Yubu-do Tidal Flat’ in Seocheon County, Republic of Korea

    Based on the recommendation of the Secretariat and review panel, the ‘Yubu-do Tidal Flat’ in Seocheon County is now designated in the Flyway Site Network (FSN) as an internationally important habitat for migratory waterbirds on the East Asian-Australasia Flyway. Classified as intertidal flat and islands, it is located in the centre of the western coast […]

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