• How did the EAAFP Secretariat celebrate WMBD in May 2018?

    The East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) has been celebrating the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) from 2006 to raise awareness of the importance of the conservation of migratory waterbirds and the sustainable management of their habitats. This year, 2018, the EAAFP Secretariat held two major events under the global WMBD theme of “Unifying […]

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  • State of the Worlds’ Birds 2018

    Birdlife International has just released their ‘State of the World’s Birds 2018’ report [link]. This provides statistics showing that at least 40% of bird species worldwide (3,967) have declining populations, compared with 44% that are stable (4,393). The cause of the decline was put on agricultural expansion, logging, overexploitation, urbanisation, pollution, disturbance and the effects of […]

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  • Farewell Article for Tomoko and Eugene

    I first met Tomoko at the Asian Parks Congress in November 2013, with our then-focal point for Japan, Makiko Yanagiya. Tomoko was organizing the Youth Forum at the Congress and I encouraged her to apply for the vacant Communications Officer position at EAAFP. Makiko was also supportive and Tomoko and I finally agreed terms in […]

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  • Welcoming a new Partner, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    We are very pleased to announce that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPR Korea) became the 36th Partner of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) on 11 April 2018 and has nominated Kumya Wetland Reserve [EAAF044] and Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve [EAAF045] as their first two East Asian – Australasian Flyway Network Sites. […]

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  • Yoo Jeong-bok, Incheon City Mayor, promised to strengthen the cooperation in natural environment conservation policies with EAAFP Chief Executive

    Translated by EAAFP Secretariat Original article: 유정복 인천시장, EAAFP 사무국장과 자연환경보전 정책 협력 강화키로 On 4 April, Yoo Jeong-bok, Incheon City Mayor, had a pleasant talk with EAAFP Chief Executive, Lew Young who recently started for his new post in Incheon. EAAFP was adopted in the list of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, […]

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  • Ten Countries Agree The “HENGSHUI DECLARATION” To Save Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri) From Extinction In The Wild

    21 MARCH 2018 On 19-20 March 2018, delegates from ten countries gathered at Hengshui Lake National Nature Reserve, in Hebei Province, China, for the first international workshop on the conservation of the Baer’s Pochard. This crucially important workshop was coordinated by the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP)’s Baer’s Pochard Task Force, which was […]

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  • Safe Passage: China Takes Steps to Protect Shorebirds Migrating from Australia to the Arctic

    February 15, 2018. By Terry Townshend Every year, millions of shorebirds migrate to the Arctic to breed—some coming from as far away as Australia and New Zealand—and then head back again. Nearly all of the birds making this journey spend time in the food-rich intertidal mudflats of the Yellow Sea ecoregion, on the east coast of […]

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  • Interview with Miss Anja Szczesinski from WWF Germany and Vivian Fu from Hong Kong Bird Watching Society

    EAAFP Secretariat with Vivian Fu and Anja Szczesinski Background: Last year, representatives from WWF Germany Wadden Sea office and the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS) formed a team to join the EU-China NGO Twinning programme. During the exchange programme, the twinning partners visited each others’ place to learn about the wetland conservation in China and […]

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  • Ibangklaseng Yoga: A different way to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2018

    Kathy Lene S. Cielo and Szimon Francisco, Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually in Naujan Lake National Park (NLNP) [EAAF062], a wetland of international importance—one of the Ramsar sites in the Philippines. This year, we at Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (MBCFI) opted to celebrate it with a little twist—we celebrated […]

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  • Red Knot Travelling Exhibition at the Second Tianjin International Bird-watching Competition

    Shuya Huang, Linda Wong, Jinfeng Zhou, CBCGDF On March 16th-18th, 2018, the Second Tianjin International Bird-watching Competition was officially launched at Tianjin Binhai New Area (Bohai Bay) in the Northern China. The Competition was hosted by the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) along with Tianjin authorities. This Competition also attracted numerous local […]

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