• 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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  • Welcoming a new Partner, Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalist Trust

    Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalist Trust(PMNT) became the 22nd Partner of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAF) Partnership as from 27 June 2010. PMNT has been established since 1975 and in that time has worked with migratory shorebirds, particularly on the adjacent Ramsar site in the Firth of Thames in the North Island of New Zealand. […]

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  • WWF-Hong Kong, Using Mobile Technology for Environmental Education in Schools

    To mark the World Migratory Bird Day 2010, WWF-Hong Kong organized one of its ten training courses using IT for environmental education. WWF brought conservation and mobile devices together at the Mai Po Nature Reserve to increase educational awareness. Particularly, primary school teachers experienced using a range of mobile technologies. The main focus of the […]

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  • Workshops on strategic directions for flyway activities

    The Africa-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) celebrated its 15th anniversary on 14-15 June 2010 at The Hague, The Netherlands. A major part of this event was six workshops on aspects of AEWA work, to review achievement and challenges and recommend strategic directions for coming years. The EAAFP’s Chief Executive participated in the event and presented an […]

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  • International Workshop on Conservation of Cranes

    During 28 May to 3 June, an international workshop on conservation of cranes was held at Muraviovka Park, Amur region, in the Russian Far East. It was organised by the International Crane Foundation and Muraviovka Park for Sustainable Land Use (a private venture), in cooperation with the Wetlands International – IUCN Crane Specialist Group and […]

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