• 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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  • Bako Buntal Bay–East Asian-Australasian Flyway Network Site Dossier

    Sarawak Forestry Bako Buntal Bay [EAAF112] as covered by this document is located on the coasts of Sarawak, East Malaysia. The Bay represents tidal influenced coastal habitats which stretches from the tip of Santubong peninsula to the mouth of Sadong River. Bako Buntal Bay remained quite significant a part of Sarawak’s coastline due to large […]

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  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force: News Bulletin No.18, March 2018

    The 18th Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force (SBS TF) News Bulletin is now available here. The contents are as below. To read previous news bulletins and find out more about Spoon-billed Sandpiper, please visit our SBS TF page. Contents Foreword from the Editor Guest Editorial: Zhang Xinsheng, the President of the IUCN The New Wildlife Law in China protecting […]

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  • Hong Kong: The Place Where Wetlands and the City Live Together

    EAAFP Secretariat Shinhye Han, Intern At the 2017 Black-faced Spoonbill International Workshop held last November, Incheon and Hong Kong had the opportunity to collaborate by sharing their policies in order to improve the conservation of Black-faced Spoonbills and their habitats. In an effort to strengthen the relationship, a group of conservationists from Incheon, including Black-faced […]

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  • The Flyway’s CEPA Strategy and Action Plan

    CEPA Working Group Some of you who have worked closely over many years with the flyway will know that a first CEPA Strategy was adopted in 2012. During 2017 this was replaced with a CEPA Strategy and Action Plan. What’s new about this document? A first obvious difference – it’s much longer since we have […]

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  • Asian Waterbird Census with the Pulau Ketam Community

    By Mr Woo Chee Yoong, Wildlife RA of the Malaysian Nature Society On the 15th until 19th of January, 2018, I was given the opportunity to engage the Pulau Ketam community in the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) activity. The first task was to survey about the island community’s knowledge and interests in waterbirds. The second […]

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  • New initiative in the ASEAN, the heart of the EAAF

    How Choon Beng, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve   The ASEAN region lies at the heart of the East – Asian Australasian Flyway and the cooperation of the member states is critical for the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds. The ASEAN Working Group on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity has endorsed the establishment of an ASEAN […]

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