• ASEAN Flyway Network – soaring to greater heights

    The ASEAN Flyway Network (AFN) National Focal Points of various ASEAN Member States, site managers of existing or potential East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAF) sites, experts from Wetlands International, Japan Bird Research Association, and Ministry of Environment-Japan, and EAAFP Secretariat representatives flocked together from 13-15 May 2019 for obvious reasons – conservation of migratory […]

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  • Citizen Science programmes in Australia to save shorebirds including litter Clean Ups with source reduction assessments

    Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) from south western Australia is sharing good examples of programmes to raise awareness with and engage the local communities for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The educational and Citizen Science programmes involve the local communities in shorebird monitoring and litter clean ups. “Citizen Science Saving Shorebirds” – Shorebird2020 is […]

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  • Literature List(March-May, 2019)

    The EAAFP Science Unit is highlighting some key journal publications in the flyway. The publications would be divided into 4 categories: 1) Biology & ecology: focus on science of single species as well as waterbird assemblages; 2) Monitoring & assessment: focus on technical aspects and methods related to EAAF; 3) Conservation & management: focus on outputs of […]

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  • National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China and Department of Conservation of New Zealand reaffirm commitment to work together on shorebird conservation.

    On 13 May, Ms. Eugenie Sage, New Zealand Minister of Conservation, and Mr. Zhang Jianlong, Administrator of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China, signed a new Memorandum of Arrangement to support Shorebird Conservation in China and New Zealand. Mr. Lou Sanson, Director-General of the New Zealand Department of Conservation was also present. From […]

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  • Tracking the Pacific Golden Plover from New Zealand

    The members of the Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust (PMNT) have been concerned for some time at the declining numbers of Pacific Golden Plover that appear in New Zealand each year. This species has never visited in high numbers in New Zealand but in recent years this migratory species has declined markedly. In discussions relating to […]

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  • Promoting the conservation of EAAF migratory birds in freshwater wetlands at the AWGNCB Meeting, Vientiane

    The countries that make up Southeast Asia are among the world’s most biodiverse. This region supports a quarter of the world’s bird species, as is the majority of the migratory bird species the use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. To strengthen collective action and cooperation to conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable use of natural resources, the […]

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  • A Briefing on Environment Conservation and Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula

    The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been active in promoting environmental and nature conservation in recent years since joining Ramsar Convention of Wetlands, and becoming a national Partner of EAAFP in 2018. On May 17th 2019, the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), Ramsar Regional Centre – East Asia (RRC-EA) and Hanns […]

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  • Migratory Bird Exhibit Unveiled at Campbell Creek Science Center in Alaska

    The United States Bureau of Land Management-Campbell Creek Science Center (CCSC) concluded a Bird Month celebration with The AK Flyway Grand Opening event on 7 June.  The event featured the unveiling of multiple exhibits highlighting the connectivity of Alaska’s migratory birds to the world. It also included a scavenger hunt, bird walks, children activities, eBird […]

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  • Cambodia established the first Flyway Network Site – Anlung Pring Protected Landscape

    On 7th May 2019, the Anlung Pring Protected Landscape (EAAF144) in Cambodia became the newest Flyway Network Site under the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP). The Anlung Pring Protected Landscape is located in the seasonal floodplains of the Lower Mekong within the Kampong Trach District in Kampot Province. Anlung Pring is also classified as Protected […]

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  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper Teaching Kit available for free download

    The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS) and Wild Bird Society of Japan (WBSJ) jointly published the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Teaching Kit. This kit is designed for teachers and education leaders to provide information about wetlands and the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper for lesson planning. The kit includes the general knowledge of wetlands, an illustrated story […]

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