• Avian Influenza and Wild Birds in South Korea

    A brief summary of the recent occurrence of Avian Influenza in South Korea: On January 17, 2014 the highly pathogenic H5N8 Avian Influenza strain was identified in a duck farm in Chonbuk Province. Since then, nearly 12 million domestic chicken and ducks have been slaughtered at farms as prevention according to the Ministry of Agriculture, […]

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  • Plight of the Scaly-sided Merganser

    Posted on: April 17, 2014 Author: Young-jin Kim Report by THE KOREA TIMES   Courtesy of Robin Newlin / Birds Korea Degradation of Korean rivers posing challenge to endangered bird, experts say By Kim Young-jin With a bright orange bill and exquisite, maze-like patterns on its flanks, the Scaly-sided Merganser is a bird that should be […]

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  • First Meeting of North-East Asian Marine Protected Areas Network (NEAMPAN)

    The North-East Asian Subregional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC) organized the first meeting of North-East Asian Marine Protected Areas Network (NEAMPAN) on 19th March 2014 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Meeting brought together members from China, Japan, Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation, and international marine programmes. EAAFP was represented, in addition to […]

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  • Inaugural meeting of the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI) in Montreal, Canada

    The inaugural expert meeting of the Arctic Migratory Bird Initiative (AMBI) of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), an EAAFP Partner was held at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, Canada on 9th February. EAAFP Chief Executive, Spike Millington participated in the meeting. Other EAAFP Partners represented were USA, […]

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  • Welcome new Communications Officer

    The EAAFP Secretariat welcomes a new Communications Officer: Tomoko Ichikawa from Japan. Tomoko has been working in the field of wetland CEPA (Communication, Education, Participation, and Awareness) through her career. She started conservation works as a ranger at the Yatsuhigata tidal flat Ramsar site, and later at the Toyota City Nature Sanctuary that now includes […]

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  • Symposium of Environmental Education at Tokyo Port, Japan

    At the end of February 2014, Spike Millington headed to Japan for a weekend of meetings, the first of which was The Symposium on Environmental Education at Tokyo Port. Historically Tokyo Bay coast was a large shallow sea, with extensive tidal flats. However, the area has undergone extensive reclamation in the last 50 years, so […]

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  • Looking at international collaboration initiatives

    Eduardo Gallo-Cajiao, Intern, EAAFP International collaboration initiatives are at the core of migratory species conservation and couldn’t be more relevant to our flyway. Countries working individually and without coordination are unlikely to achieve the goal of protecting highly migratory species, such as many waterbird species, whose lives depend upon adequate management of sites spanning the […]

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  • Deadlines for the 9th Australian Shorebird Conference 2014

    31 May 2014 Abstract submission deadline The conference, to be hosted by the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Northern Territory, is accepting abstract submissions until 31st of May and early registration by 1st July. For more information on the conference follow the link:?here

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  • CBD becomes our 31st Partner

    On the 5th April 2014, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was unanimously approved by all EAAFP Partners to be EAAFP’s 31st Partner, joining the Secretariats of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the Convention on Migratory Species as inter-governmental Partners representing international conventions. The Convention was signed by 150 government leaders […]

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  • 서천, 충밍동탄 유엔세계관광기구(UNWTO)의 글로벌 철새이동경로 프로젝트에 선정되다!

      서천, 충밍동탄 유엔세계관광기구(UNWTO)의 글로벌 철새이동경로 프로젝트에 선정되다! 철새생태관광지이자 지역주민의 생계 및 지역경제발전에 이바지하는 지속가능한관광 사업지로서 대한민국 서천 갯벌(Seocheon Tidal Flat)과 중국 충밍동탄자연보호구역이(Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve) 유엔세계관광기구(UNWTO) ‘Destination Flyways’ 글로벌프로젝트 8개 서식지중 2곳으로 선정되었다. 본 프로젝트는 철새생태관광사업지로 선정된 지역내의 철새와 중요 서식지의 보전 및 생물다양성 관련 관광상품 개발에 초점을 두고 있으며 사업 예산은 독일 연방 […]

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