• World Migratory Bird Day 2022 calls for reducing Light Pollution for migratory birds

    “Light Pollution” is this year’s theme of World Migratory Bird Day, an UN-backed celebrated awareness-raising campaign aiming to inspire the worldwide conservation of both migratory birds and their habitats. With the official slogan “Dim the Lights for Birds at Night!”, this global campaign focus on the impacts of light pollution on migratory birds. Our Earth […]

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  • Second Training Workshop of Youth Think Tank Competition for EAA Flyway is about Local Community Engagement

    2nd training Workshop of Youth Think Tank Competition for EAA Flyway – Understanding Nature-based Solutions and local community engagement in conservation of migratory waterbirds and wetlands During the 1st EAA Flyway Think Tank Competition Workshop last year, we gained insight into the high level of interest that youth participants had in environmental issues, especially wetlands […]

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  • “Year of the Terns” Flyway Story Series #16 – Prof. Daniel Roby, Seabird researcher and conservationist

    As EAAFP is designating 2022 the “Year of the Terns”, we are bringing great work and stories on tern conservation to you. The first one we would like to introduce is Prof. Daniel Roby, from the U.S.A., who has been dedicated to seabird research and conservation for over 25 years. He was just awarded the […]

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  • Stronger working relationship between Incheon and Hong Kong to conserve Black-faced Spoonbill

    On 17th December 2021, the Environment Bureau of Incheon Metropolitan Government and the Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department (AFCD) of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region co-hosted the second virtual “2021 Incheon – Hong Kong International East Asian – Australasian Flyway Black-faced Spoonbill Conservation Cooperation Forum”, with the EAAFP Secretariat and EAAFP Black-faced Spoonbill Working Group […]

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  • A Shorebird Flying Adventure

    By Jackie Kerin and Milly Formby, CSIRO Publishing (Australia) Jackie and Milly are very excited to announce that the book, A Shorebird Flying Adventure, will be released in June 2022. Jackie has written the text and Milly has created the illustrations. The aim was to make an engaging and informative book for mid to upper […]

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  • Call for 2022 Application to the Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund (AWCF)

    Fion Cheung, AWCF Secretariat The AWCF was established by WWF-Hong Kong in July 2005 to provide financial support for projects at sites of importance for migratory waterbirds (including seabirds) in Asia of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAF). In late 2019, the AWCF was reformed and two new grants, the WWF Dr Lew Young […]

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  • Rongcheng Swan National Nature Reserve in China became Flyway Network Site on World Wetlands Day 2022

    On 2nd February, 2022 World Wetlands Day, the EAAFP and its Partners celebrate Rongcheng Swan National Nature Reserve in the People’s Republic of China as the new Flyway Network Site (EAAF 152). This marks the 20th Flyway Network Site (FNS) in the country. The site is one of the largest wintering grounds of Whooper Swan […]

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  • World Coastal Forum held in China to promote wetland conservation

    On 10th January, 2022, the World Coastal Forum (WCF) was kicked off in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province. The Forum was co-sponsored by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) of China and the Jiangsu Provincial people’s Government with the theme of “Harmonious Coexistence: To Jointly Build a Community of Life for Man and Nature”. The Forum included […]

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  • Welcome Sarobetsu Wetland in Japan as new Flyway Network Site

    On 25th October 2021, the EAAFP and its Partners welcomed Sarobetsu Wetland in Japan as the new Flyway Network Site (EAAF 151). This also marks the 34th Flyway Network Site (FNS) in Japan and the 151th in EAAFP Flyway Site Network. As one of the northern-most FNS in Hokkaido, Japan, Sarobetsu Wetland serves as the gateway […]

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  • Preparatory Workshop for Flyway National Monitoring in Japan

    Ministry of the Environment of Japan The preparatory workshop for flyway national monitoring was held on 2nd and 3rd of February 2021 with the theme of understanding the trends of waterbirds migration using the Flyway Site Network and strengthening the monitoring system in Flyway Network Sites (FNS) (hosted by Ministry of the Environment, via online). […]

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