• Destination Flyways – Turning one billion tourists into one billion opportunities to protect the world’s original long-distance travellers

    In 2012, a record one billion tourists crossed international borders – a true milestone in international travel and a clear sign of the strength of the tourism sector. Destination Flyways project channels this strength into a force for global biodiversity conservation and enhanced livelihoods for local communities by creating a network of sustainable and resilient […]

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  • EAAFP Black-faced Spoonbill Working Group held on 12 October 2013 in South Korea

    The inaugural meeting of the EAAFP Black-faced Spoonbill Working Group was held on 12 October 2013 at the EAAFP Secretariat in Songdo, South Korea. The objectives of the Working Group, which includes representatives from all of the principal range states of Black-faced Spoonbill, are to: (1) preserve important breeding, staging and wintering habitats for the […]

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  • Seosan workshop to document best practice for the design and operation of wetland education centres

    The workshop on best practices for the design and operation of wetland education centres was held in Cheonsu Bay (Seosan, South Korea), home to tens of thousands of migratory waterbirds along the East Asian -Australasian Flyway, on 4-8 November 2013. Wetland education centres are essential for learning and training about wetlands for coexistence between humans […]

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  • World Migratory Bird Day 10-11 May 2014 – Save the date to celebrate our migratory waterbirds

    World Migratory Bird Day 2014 will take place on the weekend of 10-11 May 2014. Please save these dates in your calendars! World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is a global initiative devoted to celebrating migratory birds and for promoting their conservation worldwide. World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 by the Secretariat of the […]

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  • First Asia Parks Congress

    With the generous support of the Ministry of Environment of Japan, Spike Millington, EAAFP Chief Executive was able to attend the First Asia Parks Congress in Sendai, Japan on 13 – 17 November, 2013. The Congress brought together 800 representatives from protected area agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and youth and civil society from 22 […]

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  • Australasian Ornithological Conference held in Auckland in December 2013

    The Australasian Ornithological Conference is a biennial bird-related conference, including scientists and bird-enthusiasts from Australia and New Zealand. This year it was held in Auckland, New Zealand in 4-7 December, 2013. Before the conference I spent a day looking at a potential EAAFP site in Manukau Harbour with David Lawrie, from Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalist Trust, […]

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  • Asian Regional Workshop on the Management of Wetlands and Flyway Sites held in September 2013

    EAAFP, together with the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands (SCPW), the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Government of the Philippines,, the Ramsar Convention Bureau and the Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) conducted an “Asian Regional Workshop on the Management of […]

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  • North-East Asian Sub-regional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC) called the expert group meeting for key migratory birds

    The North-East Asian Sub-regional Programme for Environmental Cooperation (NEASPEC) organized the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) Conservation and Rehabilitation of Habitats for Key Migratory Birds in North-East Asia on 10-11 October 2013 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, to bring together national experts and other stakeholders to review subregional and national challenges related to the conservation of […]

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  • 멸종위기 검은머리갈매기, 내년에도 볼 수 있기를 점점 줄어가는, 금강하구에서 만난 귀한 새들

    매년 금강하구에는 많은 새들이 찾아와 겨울을 보낸다. 전라북도 군산시와 충청남도 서천군 경계인 금강하구. 철새탐조대가 두개의 지자체 이름으로 양쪽에 위치한 이유는 많은 새들이 찾아오기 때문일 것이다. 한남대 야생조류연구회의 조사결과(대학연합 야생조류연구회 23차 보고서) 지난 23년간 겨울철 관찰된 조류가 139종에 육박할 정도로 다양한 새들이 찾아온다. 이렇게 많은 종중에서 금강하구에서 가장 상징적인 새는 가창오리와 검은머리물떼새이다. 가창오리는 2010년 <1박2일>에서 찾아온 이후 금강에서 더욱 […]

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  • 울산 태화강에 최근 10년간 조류 127종 확인

    울산 도심을 흐르는 태화강에 대한 조류 현황 조사 결과 최근 10년간 127종이 서식하거나 이동 중 머무르는 것으로 확인됐다. 이같은 실태는 한국물새네트워크 대표인 이기섭 박사에 의해 밝혀졌다. 이 박사는 27일 오후 울산시청 대강당에서 열린 ‘2013년 국제철새심포지엄’에서 ‘울산시에 도래하는 철새류와 생태관광 방안’ 주제발표를 통해 이같은 내용을 제시했다. 이 박사에 따르면 태화강에 있는 조류는 모두 127종이었고 이 중 […]

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