• Statement on H7N9 Avian Influenza in China, April 15th 2013

    The novel strain of avian influenza (H7N9) infecting birds and humans in China has been found in over 20 people in four provinces of the country and has caused 8 human deaths so far. So far, the virus does not appear to be highly pathogenic in birds, hence, making it more challenging to monitor and […]

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  • Wildlife Conservation Society Joins the EAAFP

    On 19 March, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) became the 29th Partner of EAAFP, with the unanimous support of all Partners. During the application process, Partners warmly welcomed WCS and indeed many Partners already work collaboratively with WCS programmes, projects and staff in many countries of the Flyway. In addition to bringing in the knowledge […]

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  • Apply for International Asia Workshop on Migratory Waterbird Protection and Wetland Management

    With the financial support from the Ministry of Commerce, P. R. China, the School of Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University is pleased to announce the international workshop on migratory water bird conservation and wetland management in Asia will be held in Beijing from June 7th to 27th 2013. The workshop aims to share lessons and […]

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  • Restoring a Breeding Colony for Chinese Crested Tern

    In early March, an international workshop in Xiangshan, Zhejiang Province, China, marked the start of an ambitious plan to restore a network of breeding sites for the Critically Endangered Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini, probably the world’s most threatened seabird. After more than half a century with no breeding records, four adults and four chicks […]

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  • A Total of 2,725 Black-faced Spoonbills recorded in the 2013 Global Census, Accounting for an Increase of 1.2% from 2012

    Black-faced Spoonbill is a threatened bird species of global concern. It mainly inhabits East Asia. Over the last decade, the number of Black-faced Spoonbills had shown an upward trend with a record total of 2,725 birds this year, accounting for an increase of 1.2% from last year. Mr. YU Yat-tung, Research Manager of the Hong […]

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  • New Wintering Site for Scaly-sided Merganser discovered in Chongqing, Southwest China

    A new wintering site has been discovered in Chongqing, a municipality in the southwest China, situated in the east of Sichuan and the west of Hubei, the upper stretches of Yangtze River in November 2012. Since a report was given, the members of Chongqing Birdwatching Society regularly visited the site and counted more than 30 […]

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  • Cambodia loses half its seasonal wetlands in 10 years

    Cambodia lost more than half of its seasonally flooded grasslands in ten years due to industrial agricultural conversion, abandonment of traditional farming, and illegal drainage, putting several endangered bird species at risk and undermining traditional livelihoods in the region, reports a new study published in the journal Conservation Biology. The research is based on aerial […]

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  • Australia Designates Eighty-Mile Beach and Roebuck Bay as FSN sites

    Eighty-Mile Beach and Roebuck Bay are among the most important non-breeding and migratory stop-over areas for the hundreds of thousands of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. The sites are home to more than 300 species of birds including 50 species of shorebirds. For some species of migratory shorebird, the highest concentrations have been […]

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  • Black-faced Spoonbill Nest Event held at Namdong Reservoir in Songdo, Incheon

    On 16 March, the Korea Federation of Environment Movement Incheon (KFEM Incheon) organised a Black-faced Spoonbill event to collect fallen woody branches and transport them to the artificial island in Namdong Reservoir to help the birds make their nests. It was also an opportunity to remove trash from the edges of the reservoir and the […]

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  • EAAFP Welcomes Dr. Judit Szabo as new Science Officer

    Judit Szabo has been fascinated by birds since childhood, which she spend watching and ringing birds in the floodplains of the Danube River. She has a Master’s degree in Theoretical Ecology and completed her thesis studying nesting behaviour and migration of the Black Stork. She studied for a Doctoral degree in Environmental Toxicology at Texas […]

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