• [Change of Date] The 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting

    The 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting, previously scheduled to be held on 5-8th May, will be postponed to…


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  • Ecology and Peace, PyeongChang Peace Forum 2020

    The Demilitarized Zone, also known as DMZ, has been widely acknowledged as one of the most well-preserved areas in the world due to the variety of endangered animal and…


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  • “Year of the Cranes” story series #2 – Connecting Cranes and Community: The 2nd International Crane Camp in Cheorwon 2020

    * Please scroll down for Russian version In celebrating the Year of the Crane, the enchanting 2nd International Crane Camp took place from 4th to 6th February, 2020 in Cheorwon,…


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  • ”Flyway: connecting people and migratory waterbirds” story series #2 – Interview with Georgina Steytler, Grand Prix Winner of 2019 EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest

    Our second interviewee ”Flyway: connecting people and migratory waterbirds” story series is Ms. Georgina Steytler from Australia, Grand Prix Winner of 2019 EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest, to share with…


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  • A documentary about the Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve

    The North Korean Ministry of Land and Environment Protection published a documentary about the Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve. EAAFP Secretariat, Ramsar Convention Secretariat, IUCN and…


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  • Farewell to Programme Assistant, Jiyae Yim

    In the words of Ms. Jiyae Yim "I would say that the 11-months of internship in the EAAFP Secretariat have become a huge turning point in my life. Even though I had a concept of environment, I did not have a clear concept of biodiversity, especially I had no interest in migratory waterbirds. During my trip to New Zealand, I started recognizing biodiversity and it attracted me to apply for an internship in the EAAFP Secretariat. As soon as I joined the team, the first task was to prepare the 10th Anniversary of the Secretariat in Incheon. I was bustling for the preparation for a month, and fortunately, we can nail down the event successfully. I appreciate the Partnership Chair’s mail to take care of our Family first at any time. I will bear it in mind in my career path. After this one month of hard training, I could adapt to the team’s atmosphere more easily which then made me extend 6 months further. Celebration of EAAFP Secretariat 10th Anniversary © EAAFP In my extension period, I managed to help to coordinate the 2019 Shinan International Symposium. At the Symposium, I could get an opportunity to observe closely how the Yellow Sea trilateral cooperation is organized and the Working Group proceeded its work plan. Other than this, particularly, the CMS COP 13 in India, it was the best place to see how my dream can be achieved. Watching the Plenary session which important negotiations between the Parties happened and the process toward the global post-2020 biodiversity framework has inspired me hugely. Recalling this experience, I wish to become a speaker of the Plenary in someday. CMS COP 13 © EAAFP The lesson I got from the events and staff in the Secretariat, I should say thanks to everyone who have communicated with me. Personally, from Hyeseon my supervisor, I learnt how to approach strategically for the events and meetings. In terms of the task skill, I have earned the thoroughness from the staff and the Partners. Additionally, the efforts and passions made by the conservationists were truly amazed all the time. Not only the concept of biodiversity and the importance of the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats, but I have grown a lot as a person. Thanks for caring for me for 11 months. Seosan Cheonsu Bay, RoK © EAAFP Now, I determined to leave the Secretariat that I realized there is a limitation to absorb more at the level of my experience, even though there are many good opportunities given. I will explore and study more in other fields and broaden my world. I could not affirm whether I could come back to the Secretariat but I am sure I will return to the biodiversity area. The unforgettable memory that we went to birdwatching to Namdong reservoir first time, it was engraved in me clearly. I am sure that nature makes me feel alive which I haven’t felt before ever. I will miss it for sure and try to continue it. Please look forward to my sincere growth and keeping finger crossed."


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  • Team SPOON 5th anniversary project “SPOON BFS election 2020”

    Team SPOON aims to connect between people and black-faced spoonbills, people and nature, and people themselves. Black-faced Spoonbills(BFSs)  are endangered migratory birds that fly around East Asia. Established in…


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  • “Year of the Cranes” story series #1 – First recorded wintering Siberian Cranes in Guangdong, China

    On 9 December 2019, a flock of Siberian Cranes (8 adults, 1 juvenile) was found at the rice paddy and lotus ponds on the island of Shazaichang, Sansha Town,…


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  • Call for 2020 Application to the Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund (AWCF)

    The AWCF was established by WWF-Hong Kong in July 2005 to provide financial support for projects at sites of importance…


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  • EAAFP Partners engagement at CMS COP13

    In a week’s time, the 13th Meeting of Conference…


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