• World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 – DPRK

    Event title: World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Organizer: Ministry of Land and Environment Protection (MoLEP) Target audience: School students, teachers or parents, Site manager, local government officials related to the nature conservation Outcome: On the occasion of the World Migratory Bird Day, the MoLEP published and disseminated “WMBD” posters to […]

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  • World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 – Mongolia

    Group photo of the participants joining the World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 in Mongolia ©Mongolian Ornithological Society Event title: World Migratory Bird Day Event 2019 in Mongolia Organizer: Mongolian Ornithological Society and Ramsar National Committee of Mongolia, Ministry of Environment and Tourism Mongolian, National University of Mongolia, the Freshwater Resources and Nature Conservation Center, Mongolia Focal Point, […]

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  • Farewell to Programme Assistant Michael R. Elliott

    Written by Michael R. Elliott During my time at the EAAFP I’ve learned how to complete a wide variety of tasks in a restricted time frame. Also, I’ve gained knowledge pertaining to the conservation of migratory waterbirds and wetlands. I’m very glad I’ve learned so much about these topics. I’ve always had a connection with […]

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  • Introduction of Getbol, Korean Tidal Flat for the inscription in World Heritage List

    Getbol, or Tidal Flats in Korean, is one of the most productive and species-diverse ecosystems in the world. The government of the Republic of Korea is now nominating the country’s Southwestern coast of the Yellow Sea as the candidate of UNESCO’s World Heritage listing in 2020, as it represents an example of a rare and […]

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  • ASEAN Flyway Network – soaring to greater heights

    The ASEAN Flyway Network (AFN) National Focal Points of various ASEAN Member States, site managers of existing or potential East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAF) sites, experts from Wetlands International, Japan Bird Research Association, and Ministry of Environment-Japan, and EAAFP Secretariat representatives flocked together from 13-15 May 2019 for obvious reasons – conservation of migratory […]

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  • Citizen Science programmes in Australia to save shorebirds including litter Clean Ups with source reduction assessments

    Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) from south western Australia is sharing good examples of programmes to raise awareness with and engage the local communities for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The educational and Citizen Science programmes involve the local communities in shorebird monitoring and litter clean ups. “Citizen Science Saving Shorebirds” – Shorebird2020 is […]

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  • Literature list( March-May, 2019 )

    The EAAFP Science Unit is highlighting some key journal publications in the flyway. The publications would be divided into 4 categories: 1) Biology & ecology: focus on science of single species as well as waterbird assemblages; 2) Monitoring & assessment: focus on technical aspects and methods related to EAAF; 3) Conservation & management: focus on outputs of […]

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  • National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China and Department of Conservation of New Zealand reaffirm commitment to work together on shorebird conservation.

    On 13 May, Ms. Eugenie Sage, New Zealand Minister of Conservation, and Mr. Zhang Jianlong, Administrator of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China, signed a new Memorandum of Arrangement to support Shorebird Conservation in China and New Zealand. Mr. Lou Sanson, Director-General of the New Zealand Department of Conservation was also present. From […]

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  • Tracking the Pacific Golden Plover from New Zealand

    The members of the Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust (PMNT) have been concerned for some time at the declining numbers of Pacific Golden Plover that appear in New Zealand each year. This species has never visited in high numbers in New Zealand but in recent years this migratory species has declined markedly. In discussions relating to […]

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  • Promoting the conservation of EAAF migratory birds in freshwater wetlands at the AWGNCB Meeting, Vientiane

    The countries that make up Southeast Asia are among the world’s most biodiverse. This region supports a quarter of the world’s bird species, as is the majority of the migratory bird species the use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. To strengthen collective action and cooperation to conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable use of natural resources, the […]

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