• Vietnam becomes the 34th Partner of EAAFP

      On October 19th, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam became the 34th Partner of EAAFP with enthusiastic and unanimous support from all Partners. Vietnam…


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  • Caring for Coasts: A Proposed New Initiative for Coastal Wetland Restoration

    [Press release on EAAFP Side Event at CBD COP 12 in Pyeongchang]   East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), together with its Partners - Ramsar Convention Secretariat, CBD Secretariat and Birdlife International - convened a side-event at CBD COP 12 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea on 14th October to present a proposed new initiative on coastal wetland restoration, entitled Caring for Coasts. Spike Millington, Chief Executive of EAAFP chaired the event. David Coates of the CBD Secretariat talked of the importance of preserving the coast and the ecosystem services arising from the coastal zone. He was followed by Christopher Briggs, Secretary-General of Ramsar on a global partnership for wetland restoration. Spike Millington described the critical need for coastal wetland conservation and restoration along the East Asian- Australasian Flyway and Yasukuni Shibata, Senior Policy Coordinator, Ministry of Environment of Japan explained the linkages between coastal restoration and disaster risk reduction with examples from Japan and USA. Finally, Cristi Nowaza of Birdlife International introduced the Caring for Coasts initiative and invited CBD Parties and other interested Partners to take up this initiative and identify and prepare a program of work to meet the Caring for Coasts objectives, Countries could choose to become regional or global champions of the initiative. There followed a wide-ranging discussion on coastal restoration and the role of concerned and relevant institutions. On 15th October, the CBD Working Group on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration approved the following paragraph: Emphasizing the critical importance of coastal wetlands for biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, in particular for migratory bird species, sustainable livelihoods, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, invites Parties to give due attention to the conservation and restoration of coastal wetlands, and, in this context, welcomes the work of the Ramsar convention and other initiatives that support the conservation and restoration of coastal wetlands including options to build a Caring for Coasts Initiative, as part of a global movement to restore coastal wetlands; Contact: Spike Millington, Chief Executive, EAAFP chief@eaaflyway.net +82-32-458-6509 Caring for Coasts Read in other languages: About ©Roger Jaensch for the Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation Caring for Coasts : A new Initiative for Coastal Wetland Restoration was adopted by CBD Parties at COP 12 in Republic of Korea on 14th October 2014. EAAFP, together with its Partners – Ramsar Convention Secretariat, CBD Secretariat, Government of Japan and Birdlife International, highlighted this initiative at a side-event at CBD COP 12 and have subsequently been involved in discussions with the CBD Secretariat and other countries to support Caring for Coasts. There is a critical need for coastal wetland conservation and restoration along the EAAF. Caring for Coasts invites CBD Parties and other interested Partners to take up this initiative and identify and prepare a Program of Work to meet the Caring for Coast objectives. Countries could choose to become regional or global champions of the initiative. The linkages between coastal restoration and disaster risk reduction can also be highlighted for the benefit of habitat conservation not only for biodiversity but also people dependent upon them. Key documents Caring for Coasts - Summary document v12 Caring for Coasts - Background + vision v8 Caring for Coasts - Next steps v8 Useful information Paulson Institute and Chinese Partners Publish Blueprint of Coastal Wetland Conservation and Management in China (Paulson Institute, Oct 2015) Conservation should not be seen as a burden (Carolina Hazin, Jun 2015) 2015 World Wetlands Day Statement from CBD (Feb 2015) CBD: Decision adopted by the conference of the parties to the convention on biological diversity (Oct 2014) CBD: COP12 Side Event ‘Caring for Coasts’


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  • Ecological Crisis for Migratory Waterbirds in EAAF

    l Read in Korean l   The East Asian – Australasian Flyway…


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  • CBD and EAAFP Sign Partnership Agreement at CBD COP12

      CBD and EAAFP join forces to conserve migratory waterbirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway   7 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Korea: Today, the Secretariats of…


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  • Migrating birds acting as “early warning system” for habitat loss

    Source by United Nations Radio   The changing habits of birds migrating through Asia is acting as an” early warning system” for the loss of coastal habitats, according to…


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  • Vietnamese Flyway and Ramsar Site Manager Workshop on 21-24 October 2014

    Together with Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia, EAAFP organised a national site manager training workshop on 21-24 October, hosted by Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment,…


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  • Instruction to erecting of Scaly-sided Merganser artificial nest site

    General notes   Scaly-sided Merganser is extreme cavity nester. From the other hand the species inhabits only fast flowing clean rivers of third to seven order. Upper 40 km…


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  • ACB becomes the 33rd Partner of EAAFP

      On August 21st, EAAFP welcomed the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) as its 33rd Partner.     The ACB…


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  • The ‘Monument’ Spoon-billed Sandpiper ‘01’ returns to Rudong

    Author: Christoph Zöckler (SBS Task Force Coordinator)   The male Spoon-billed Sandpiper ‘01’ has bred not far from the village Meinypilgyno in Chukotka, Russia since at least 2010, but possibly…


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  • EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force Newsletter for No.12 August 2014 published

    Congratulations! The EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force (SBS TF) is ten years old now. SBS TF has published its 12th newsletter in August 2014. This special issue covers 1) SBS-activities in…


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