• News from the field: Chick of headstarted pair spotted

    29 July 2017 Roland Digby, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper On the 24 July, Ivan reported seeing a Spoon-billed Sandpiper with a white leg flag around 200m north of the release pen. Being aware that the headstarted pair White 0C and U6 had recently hatched two chicks (Light green U6 and Light green V6) from a […]

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  • Position Vacant – Programme Officer

    EAST ASIAN – AUSTRALASIAN FLYWAY PARTNERSHIP POSITION VACANT – PROGRAMME OFFICER The East Asian–Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is the major international framework established for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitat in the flyway. The Flyway Partnership exists to enhance collaboration on the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats as international cooperation is essential […]

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  • China maps its goals for coastal clean-up

    13 July 2017 Zhang Chun, Chinadialogue The new Marine Five-Year Plan outlines proposals for cleaner seas and better-managed coastlines, reports Zhang Chun In May, China’s central government published its marine strategy for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), setting out broad aims and, for the first time, some binding targets. The Five-Year Plan’s (FYP) marine economic development plan […]

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  • CCAfa Director Tian Zhiwei – The Legendary Chinese Bird Saver

    Linda Wong, Jinfeng Zhou, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) Secretariat Zhiwei Tian’s path to becoming a legendary saviour of wild bird began with an accidental encounter 13 years ago. In October of 2004, Zhiwei heard that a big white bird was poisoned by toxic bait during its migration. As a sympathetic veteran […]

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  • News from the Field: Moving to the release aviary and the obligatory bear photo

    20 July 2017 Roland Digby, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper On Friday 14 July, we finally got the first couple of broods of birds out into the release aviary. Because of the storm we couldn’t put the birds out as early as we’d hoped (Wednesday 12 July), so the first couple of broods were a bit […]

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  • What’s happening at Slimbridge?

    19 July 2017 Baz Hughes, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper I think you might have all realised that there’s been a bit of blog silence on the Slimbridge spoonies so it’s time to update you. Put bluntly, we didn’t get eggs this year, but it wasn’t for lack of trying! Moult into summer plumage commenced in […]

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  • Heavy rain brings debris to Higashiyoka-higata, Saga, Japan: A letter from Saga City

    EAAFP Secretariat A series of heavy rains in the northern part of Kyushu Island, Japan early this month caused landslides and flooding, resulting in at least 31 deaths with a number of people still unaccounted for. The total rainfall of 778 mm in 9 hours in Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture was equivalent to the highest […]

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  • News from the Field: Eggs hatched and release pen ready to go

    13 July 2017 Roland Digby, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper At 15:30hrs on 10 July, our 30th and last chick hatched! Although we didn’t expect all 34 viable eggs to hatch, we had hoped for 32. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case, with one dying just as it started to hatch and two others just before pipping, […]

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  • News from the Field: Hatching update from 3 July

    3 July 2017 Roland Digby, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper On 1 July, clutch A pipped and were all moved from the Hemel incubator to the AB Newlife hatcher. As of 3 July, a total of 24 of the 34 viable eggs have pipped and been moved over and we expect the remaining 10 eggs in […]

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  • Raising awareness: 922 Korean students take part in Black-faced Spoonbill Nature School

    EAAFP Secretariat The Black-faced Spoonbill (BFS) Nature School began in April 2016 with the goal of raising awareness of students in Incheon, Republic of Korea, on the importance of migratory waterbirds and their habitats. The School, run by local science teachers, is led by Ms. Sunjeong Nam of the Incheon BFS Network, with the technical […]

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