• 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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  • Seocheon and Chongming Dongtan selected for the global flyway project of UNWTO

    Seocheon Tidal Flat in Korea and Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve in China have been selected by United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as two of the eight global project sites under the “Destination Flyways” project, for development of sustainable tourism and the livelihoods of local communities to support sites to be destinations for migratory birds. […]

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  • Spoon-billed Sandpipers Winter 2013-2014

    Author: Philip D. Round Report by Bird Conservation Society of Thailand The following is a round-up of the Winter events from the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand: “This was an eventful winter in the precarious history of the declining population of Spoon-billed Sandpipers. An International Workshop, hosted by BCST, was held at the Ban Khung Nam […]

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  • 上海崇明东滩鸟类国家级自然保护区

        崇明东滩鸟类国家级自然保护区位于长江入海口,崇明岛的最东端,是由长江径流夹带的巨量泥沙在江海的相互作用下沉积而成,目前仍以每年80-110米的淤长速度向东海推进。它是长江口规模最大、发育最完善的河口型潮汐滩涂湿地,其南北狭,东西宽,区内潮沟密布,高、中、低潮滩分带十分明显,是亚太地区迁徙水鸟的重要通道,也是多种生物周年性溯河和降河洄游的必经通道。 崇明东滩同时也处于全球鸟类八大迁徙路线之一的“东亚—澳大利西亚”路线中段,是候鸟迁徙路线上的重要驿站。在这里,鸟儿休憩觅食,补充能量,以恢复它们在飞行过程中损失的近60%的体重,作为候鸟们北迁的第一站和南归的最后一站,其重要性不言而喻。           作为过境候鸟迁徙路线上的重要停歇地、越冬候鸟的重要栖息地,每年均有近100万只次迁徙水鸟在保护区栖息或过境。 经历年调查,崇明东滩记录的鸟类有290种,其中鹤类、鹭类、雁鸭类、鸻鹬类和鸥类是主要水鸟类群。目前已观察到的国家重点保护的一、二级鸟类共39种,占崇明东滩鸟类群落组成的15.06%,其中列入国家一级保护的鸟类4种,分别为东方白鹳(Ciconia boyciana)、黑鹳(Ciconia nigra)、白尾海雕(Haliaeetus albicilla)和白头鹤(Grus monacha);列入国家二级保护的鸟类35种,如黑脸琵鹭(Platalea minor)、小青脚鹬(Tringa guttifer)、小天鹅(Cygnus columbianus)、鸳鸯(Aix galericulata)等。列入《中国濒危动物红皮书》的鸟类有20种。除此之外,保护区还记录中日候鸟及其栖息地保护协定的物种156种,中澳候鸟保护协定的物种54种。这些物种资源属于濒危鸟类就占鸟类总数的15%,有的则极其稀有(如黑脸琵鹭,种群数量极少,全球仅1500余只),大部分为洲际迁徙候鸟。 原本连接:http://www.dongtan.cn/sites/dongtan/baohuqu.aspx?ctgId=b7c758d2-8f23-4bda-a8c0-c0bd4c3765f0

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