• EAAFP X YSFAC Bird Meets Arts Project International Workshop Successfully Concludes

    On September 14th, 2022, <Bird Meets Arts> online international workshop was completed. This workshop concluded the <Bird Meets Arts> series, with the workshop focused on discussing the role and possibilities of art as means to strengthen the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats. Four environmental artists from Ro Korea, Australia and Hong Kong, as […]

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  • Farewell to Programme Assistant, Mr. Yong June Kim

    In the words of Yong June Kim, “Even though I have spent more than 5 years in Songdo, Incheon (where the EAAFP Secretariat is located) for my undergraduate studies, nobody had introduced me to the Black-faced Spoonbill (BFS), the flagship migratory waterbird species that breed in the islands at the Namdong Reservoir. Joining the EAAFP […]

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  • Welcoming Gochang Getbol from the Republic of Korea as Flyway Network Site, EAAF 153

    On 28th August 2022, the East Asian-Australasian Partnership welcomed a new addition to the Flyway Site Network – Gochang Getbol in Ro Korea — as Flyway Network Site (FNS) EAAF153, marking the 19th FNS in the country. It is now adding one more brand to its list of names: Gochang Tidal flat Wetland Protected Area […]

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  • Alert on Avian Influenza detected in seabirds

    Since November 2021 there have been several cases of serious outbreaks of Avian Influenza (AI) in the western Palearctic: on Eurasian Cranes in Israel, Barnacle Geese in the UK, and Dalmatian Pelicans in Greece (link). In recent weeks, there were more reports on avian flu outbreaks attacking seabird colonies mainly on both sides of the […]

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  • WWF-Hong Kong celebrates World Migratory Bird Day with Earth Hour Concert

    In celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day on 14 May, WWF-Hong Kong hosted an online concert featuring popular Hong Kong artists to raise awareness of migratory birds and wetland conservation. This year’s focus of the World Migratory Bird Day is “Light Pollution” to address this growing threat to migratory birds. The theme is aligned […]

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  • New paper sheds light on distribution and conservation challenges for Baer’s Pochard

    An important new paper, led by Beijing Forestry University, was published in April 2022 about changes in the distribution of Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri), a critically endangered duck in the EAAF.  The paper, entitled “Shifted to the South, Shifted to the North, but No Expansion: Potential Suitable Habitat Distribution Shift and Conservation Gap of the […]

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  • Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund (AWCF): Securing the future of our highflyers!

    Along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, 36 and 19 species are globally threatened and near threatened respectively. On today’s Endangered Species Day, WWF-Hong Kong is pleased to announce that the Asian Flyways Initiative Grant (AFI Grant) will support researches on the critically endangered Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri; Figure 1) and near threatened Swinhoe’s Storm-petrel (Hydrobates monorhis; […]

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  • First EAAFP Conservation Status Review (CSR1) consultation

    Up to date information on population sizes and trends of waterbirds is critical to inform conservation actions. The East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Secretariat has prioritized a regular update of the populations and contracted Wetlands International to coordinate the preparation of the 1st Conservation Status Review of migratory waterbirds for the East Asian – […]

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  • World Migratory Bird Day: WWF collaborates with EAAPF to Launch an Updated Education Pack “Lolo Flying Journey” about Black-faced Spoonbill

    In line with the celebration of  “World Migratory Bird Day” on 14 May to raise awareness on protecting migratory birds and their habitats, WWF Hong Kong collaborates with the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), with the generous support from Incheon Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea and Hanns Seidel Foundation, launches the […]

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  • Join 2022 “Year of the Terns” Photo Contest

      Official Photo Contest website: https://woobox.com/dsmyac Photo Contest Guidelines PDF: English / Bahasa Indonesia / Chinese [Simplified / Traditional] / Japanese/ Korean For more in Japanese, visit the Wild Bird Society of Japan (WBSJ) website: https://www.wbsj.org/activity/event/terns-photocontest-2022/ Learn more about the “Year of the Terns” campaign, click here. [The Best Photo of Tern Species] Photographer: Haocheng […]

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