• The 7th Rason International Trade Exhibition

    1 September 2017 Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea The 7th Rason International Trade Exhibition – Promoting environment conservation in the Rason Economic and Trade Zone. For the 7th time, the Rason International Trade exhibition took place in Rason, DPR Korea. Domestic and international exhibitors, mostly from China, presented their goods and services to local visitors. Hanns […]

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  • Workshop Promotes Wetland Management for the China Crane Flyways

    Jim Harris, Senior Vice President of the International Crane Foundation Along the greatest of the world’s crane flyways, six species of cranes cross the semi-arid landscapes of northeast China where rainfall is variable and unreliable. The cranes follow a tension zone — water-hungry croplands to the east give way to grasslands and desert to the west, […]

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  • Position Vacant – Chief Executive

    The East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership is seeking a Chief Executive to lead and supervise the work and operations of its international Secretariat, based in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Chief Executive leads a six-person Secretariat that supports the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), a 35-member, informal and voluntary initiative to conserve […]

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  • Canary in the Arctic coal mine: warming harms migrating Red Knot

    by Gloria Dickie on 8 August 2017 The Arctic is warming faster than any other part of the world, and its ecosystems are changing quickly, with shifts in the timing of insect hatches, plant growth and more. Those changes are impacting migratory species that move between the Arctic, the tropics and temperate zones. One such species is […]

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  • Miyoung is migrating, but not too far!

    Spike Millington, Chief Executive at EAAFP When Ms. Miyoung Choi joined the Secretariat from Incheon City government in February 2014, she knew only one seabird and no shorebirds at all. The seabird was a “seagull”, most likely the Black-tailed Gull that is commonly encountered around tourist sites in Incheon. Three and a half years later […]

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  • Special lecture for the summer debate camp

    Viktoriya Kang, EAAFP intern Topic of the lecture:  Chocolate and migratory waterbirds: Can you see the world behind the product? Organiser: The State University of New York in Korea Participants: 42 High School students from Yeonsu-gu, Incheon Summary: On 4 August 2017, Tomoko Ichikawa, Communication Officer at EAAFP, visited the State University of New York […]

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  • Conserving wetlands in Myanmar: Gulf of Mottama is Myanmar’s fourth Ramsar site

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Myanmar is home to an extraordinary diversity of wetlands, which include mountainous wetlands; large freshwater marshes and lakes; and coastal mangroves, mudflats and coral reefs. These ecosystems support fisheries, provide clean water, store carbon and protect local people from the impacts of floods, tsunamis and landslides. As such, […]

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  • News from the field: Final update from Roland

    4 August 2017 Roland Digby, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper This will be my last update because, as I type, I’m finally waiting for my helicopter which should be here around 12:00 hrs local time. Things have been going well since the release with the birds growing and losing any remnants of down on their heads […]

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  • Japan is home to one third of all seabirds – so we mapped its waters

    7 February 2017 Alex Dale Japan is known for its densely-populated cities, but some of its most vital areas for bird conservation are places where humans rarely venture – its marine waters. A nation comprised of a chain of islands, Japan is blessed with a long and rugged coastline, which is home to a particularly […]

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  • News from the field: The release!

    30 July 2017 Roland Digby, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper At around 12:00hrs, all 30 of the 2017 cohort of headstarted Spoon-billed Sandpipers were released. Around three hours before the release all shelters were removed from the pen and dishes moved to the front near the entrance. We’ve adopted this approach as we’ve found that it helps […]

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