• Sister Wetland Affiliations Programme 2010

    To commemorate the International Year of Biodiversity, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve organised the Sister Wetland Affiliations Programme (SWAP 2010). Through SWAP 2010, sister wetlands and sister schools in the East Asian Australasian region came together in a collaboration for the conservation of wetlands and the protection of migratory shorebirds. Students from 3 local schools, Kuo […]

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  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve’s new ‘wireless’ trail

    Visitors to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore on 12 Feb had the opportunity to learn about mangrove biodiversity through interactive media using their mobile devices with the launch of a free wireless trail using the trademarked ColorCode technology. They were also treated to a special exhibition and guided walks on mangrove forests. The event […]

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  • Mongolia becomes the 25th Partner

    Mongolia is officially a Partner (the 25th) of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) as from 17 January 2011. Mongolia’s extensive territory includes many wetlands (lakes, floodplain wetlands, marshes) that are important for migration and/or breeding by waterbirds including cranes, Anatidae and shorebirds. Several have been assigned a special status and Mongolia has […]

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  • Volunteers from universities in Incheon will translate E-Newsletter of the EAAF Partnership into Korean

    A Korean version of the EAAFP E-newsletter will be translated by volunteers who are Korean undergraduate students in Incheon. Free of cost, these volunteers are willing to assist dissemination of the Partnership news in Korea using their translation skills. This contribution is greatly appreciated by the Partnership. The first Korean version of the EAAFP E-newsletter […]

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  • Transfer of Russian and DPRK sites to the Flyway Site Network now confirmed

    During the Fifth Meeting of Partners (MoP5) of the Flyway Partnership, the formal transfer of ten Russian network sites to the present Flyway Site Network from the old (Crane, Anatidae) networks was advised in a letter from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. In July 2010, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) advised […]

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  • Fifth Meeting of Partners (MoP5) of the Flyway Partnership held in Siem Reap Province in Cambodia

    On 6-8 December 2010, the Fifth Meeting of Partners (MoP5) of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with 60 international and 20 domestic participants. Senior Minister and Minister for Environment of Cambodia, H.E. Dr. Mok Mareth, welcomed the participants to the meeting. Meetings of existing Working Groups including […]

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  • 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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