• Amazing travel distance and routes of Ruddy Turnstones discovered

    Researchers from Australia have discovered amazing travel distances and routes of Ruddy Turnstones by tracking their journeys with light-sensor geolocators. Fascinated by their findings, they attached geolocators to another 60 Ruddy Turnstones in Australia and are waiting for a further exciting result in season 2010-11. Please download Birds Australia E-News of April 2010 and visit […]

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  • New waterbird publication, Status of Waterbirds in Asia

    Wetlands International has gathered the results of twenty years of waterbird monitoring in Asia in the new publication entitled Status of Waterbirds in Asia – Results of the Asian Waterbird Census: 1987-2007. The results of the analysis in Status of Waterbirds in Asia include information on waterbird numbers at a large variety of sites designated […]

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  • New International Action Plans

    BirdLife International, supported by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), has compiled International Action Plans for three highly threatened waterbirds in Asia: Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Chinese Crested Tern, and Black-faced Spoonbill. The action plans for the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmaea) and Chinese Crested Tern (Thalasseus bernsteini) were launched at the fourth meeting of the […]

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  • Promotion of World Migratory Bird Day, 8-9 May 2010

    World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is coordinated by the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). It is an annual global awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. This year’s theme is “Save migratory birds in crisis – […]

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  • AEWA News Release

    The World Migratory Bird Day 2010 focuses on globally threatened migratory birds. More »

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  • Wetland International News Release

    Numbers of waterbirds in Asia are rapidly declining. More »

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  • BirdLife International News Release

    Black-faced Spoonbill numbers up again as Action Plans are launched. More »

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  • Fourth Meeting of Partners (MOP4) of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership in Songdo

    The Fourth Meeting of Partners (MOP4) of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership was held in Songdo, Republic of Korea, 23-24 February 2010. Seventy-four delegates including Partners and Potential Partners from eleven governments, two intergovernmental organizations, six international NGOs and several Korean provincial governments and NGOs participated in the meeting. A full Report (Minutes) […]

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  • Welcoming a new Partner, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT)

    Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) became the 21st Partner of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership on 23 Feb 2010 which coincided with the opening day of the 4th Meeting of Partners. Partners warmly welcomed Dr. Baz Hughes who represented WWT at MOP4.

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  • New Flyway Network Site in Japan

    The latest addition to the network of important sites for migratory waterbirds (the Flyway Site Network), Kejo-numa in Japan, was celebrated at a ceremony in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on 14 February 2010. Kejo-numa is Japan’s 28th Network site and comprises a system of water storage wetland and rice paddy fields. It meets Network […]

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