• 34th Singapore Bird Race

    Bringing people and nature together by bird watching and photography The 34th Singapore Bird Race is going to be held on 11 November…


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  • EAAFP 2018 Knots Painting Competition

    EAAFP has held '2018 Knots Painting Competition' from 28 Aug 2018.  However, we would like to announce that the application period of the competition has been extended until 3rd January 2019, For giving more chances for participants living in East Asian-Australasian Flyway countries. The winners will be chosen on 31st January.    More information: https://eaaflyway.net/activities/eaafp-campaigns/year-of-the-knots-2017-2018/                                    https://eaaflyway.net/2018-knots-art-competition/   Inquiry and application: wmbd@eaaflyway.net   The list below shows all the applications accepted, which we've gotten until 29 Oct 2018, the former deadline of the application period.   


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  • Conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds in the DPR Korea

    During a side event at Ramsar COP13 on the implementation of the Ramsar Convention in the DPR Korea, the representative from the DPRK, Mrs. Ri Kyong Sim…


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  • Wetland Inventory for DPR Korea

                           The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea released…


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  • EAAFP concludes MOU with the Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd. to support local NGOs for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats

    The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Secretariat and the Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd. (KOEN) has concluded a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the activities of civil environmental organisations in Incheon for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats, on 9thAug, 2018. In Incheon Metropolitan City, there are several organisations working on the conservation activities for migratory water birds and their habitats. These include the Catholic Environment Network, Ganghwa-do Civil Network, People having healing hands, Green Korea United Incheon, People for Black-faced Spoonbill, Incheon Black-faced Spoonbill Network founded by Teachers in Incheon for environment and life; EAAFP Incheon-Gyeonggi Ecoregion Task Force who work with Incheon Metropolitan City, Incheon Institute, Incheon Wild Birds Research society, National Institute of Biological Resources, Korean Waterbirds Network, and Korea Institute of Coastal Ecology. Mr. Junseok Yu, the Vice President of KOEN said that KOEN appreciates of the chance to give devotion for conservation of environment. KOEN has been interested in cooperation social responsibility (CSR) as a public enterprise and is willing to fulfil the role, not only with financial support but with actions. Dr. Lew Young, the EAAFP Chief Excitative expressed his sincere appreciation to Mr. Junseok Yu for their generous support for the work of the environmental NGOs in the Incheon-Gyeonggi area. He said that these NGOs were made up by dedicated volunteers who work in their spare time to raise greater community awareness of the importance of nature in the area, and these organizations deserve our strong support. The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Ganghee Jo of Environmental Bridge, Mr. Soonrae Kim of Gang Hwa Civil? People?Network, Ms. Sunjung Nam of Incheon Black-faced Spoonbill Network, and Mr. Wonjo Yu of Incheon Metropolitan City. Under the MOU, EAAFP and Incheon Metropolitan City will host the international “Workshop on the design and future management of the proposed Songdo Wetland Centre”, inviting specialists and environmental organisations. Future projects include the monitoring for Black-faced Spoonbills, production of a biodiversity hotspot map for the Incheon-Gyeonggi area, education of eco-tour guides, and a ceremony to celebrate 10 years of the EAAFP Secretariat located in Song-do, Incheon, Republic of Korea.


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  • R.O. Korea to Restore 3㎢ of Tidal Flats from 2019-2023 at an annual cost of KRW 19.5 billion

    Translated by EAAFP Secretariat Original article:  5년간 갯벌 3㎢ 복원, 연간 195억 원 갯벌가치 되살린다   - The Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries established ‘Mid and Long-Term Ocean Restoration Plan (2019-2023)' - On 9th July, the Minister of the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries (Mr. Young-Choon Kim) announced the ‘Mid and Long-Term Ocean Restoration Plan for 2019 - 2023’ that will expand the target area for tidal flat restoration projects, the reinforcement of project management system and enlarge the incentive in restored area to revive the value of tidal flats. The project will focus on the restoration of abandoned tidal flats, such as salt pan or fish farms, and will also recover the old and severed mudflat channels which, for example, have been cut off by bridges. The project will also prepare and distribute technical guidelines for standardized restoration projects to drastically reduce trial and errors that may occur in future projects. In 2010, the restoration project for tidal flat ecosystem was initiated but without a mid or long-term plan. As a result, the project ended with only nine sites being restored over a nine year period, covering 1.08㎢ of tidal flat and 3.4㎞ of tidal flat waterway. As a result, it was hard to feel the effects of the restoration project. Also, the project’s characteristics combined with various elements such as marine ecology, marine resources and civil engineering techniques made it difficult to design projects, execute construction projects, and secure budgets. In addition, some local governments were reluctant to carry out the project due to insufficient incentives for the area concerned. Under the new Plan, the Ministry included the mid-term plan for the new tidal flats restoration project to improve the proposed defects in the previous project and to vitalize the project more. According to the project plan, the Ministry will restore 23 tidal flats from 2019 to 2023 at an annual cost of (19.5 billion Won). Among them, 14 restoration projects will be completed by 2023, covering 3 square kilometers of tidal flats and 3 kilometers of tidal flat waterways. Restoration work on another nine sites will be completed by 2024-2025. The project will also promote sustainable tidal flat fishery and boost local customized ecotourism through branding the restored tidal flats that will benefit the local residents. Mr. Myoung, Ro-hyun (Director, Marine Ecology Division) said that, “By implementing the mid and long-term plan without any disruptions, we will revive the tidal flats by providing an average of 19.5 billion Won per year. It will be of help for the local economy as the enhancement of tidal flats, the fishery and ecotourism are expected by returning restored tidal flats to local people.” Meanwhile, the Ministry is in the process of legislating ‘Act on Sustainable Management and Restoration of Tidal Flats’ to maintain, restore, and use tidal flats with diverse functions and values, including the promotion of public awareness on tidal flats, designation of clean (uncontaminated) tidal flats, pollution purification, and restoration. Target Area List for Restoration Plan [Type of restoration] Mudflat restoration: restoration of mudflats left as abandoned salt pans or aquaculture farms by breaking dykes Seawater circulation (A): restoration of mudflats isolated by roads or bridges Seawater circulation (B): restoration of mudflats which have low rate of seawater circulation by structures such abolished seawall


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  • North-West Australia Wader and Tern Expedition 2019

    The Australasian Wader Studies Group (a special interest group of BirdLife Australia) has organized a series of special expeditions over the years in order to undertake comprehensive long-term studies of the waders and terns in North-West Australia. The next expedition will take place from 2nd to 24th February 2019. For more information, please download the PDF file below. Download the PDF here:NWA Epedition 2019 Introduction (666KB)


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  • Request for proposals: the grants for the “Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction” by National Geographic

    The mandate of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is to “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water”. In partnership with the IUCN SSC, the goal of this request for funding is to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing species conservation plans. We will support on the ground priorities of IUCN SSC Species Conservation Plans (e.g. Action Plans, Conservation Strategies, Population and Habitat Viability Assessments) as well as conservation actions that are endorsed by the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group. Applications must explicitly address priorities defined in published action plans, which you can find here and here. If no plan for a particular species has been published, the proposal must include a letter of endorsement by the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group, indicating that the proposal indeed addresses a priority conservation action. Funds are not restricted by taxon or region; proposals must include principal investigators or participants resident in the country where the fieldwork will be conducted and show indication of legal permission to conduct the work if funds are granted. DETAILS Proposals that focus on the following themes are encouraged: Specific and defensible priority actions to avert a species decline; Projects that include the active involvement of early career conservationists; Projects that support conservation leaders from the countries where the species occur Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $50,000. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years. Up to 20 percent of the total can be used as a stipend for the applicant and/or team members. (Please see the Preparing Your Proposal page regarding stipend eligibility and other budgetary guidance.) All applications should include a clear review of the state of knowledge about the topic and a plan for evaluating the outcomes of the proposed work. Preference will be given to proposals that include feasible plans to demonstrate change in key, quantifiable indicators of: for example, reduction in drivers of population decline (e.g. unsustainable hunting, fishing or logging); or increase in numbers, degree of protection, or connectivity of populations of the target species. For any questions, please write to speciesrecovery@ssc.iucn.org. When applying for this RFP, please select Wildlife in the Lens dropdown menu on the Project Description tab of the application. The deadline for application is 10th July with decisions announced by November. For more information, visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants/grant-opportunities/species-recovery/


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  • NEW:KIT’s endangered bird species T-shirts / Eco-bags

    A Korean design brand NEW:KIT launched a summer 18’ collection inspired by 5 endangered bird species in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway; Red-crowned Crane, Black-faced Spoonbill, Saunders’s Gull, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Bar-Tailed Godwit. T-Shirts, eco-bags and bracelets inspired by the listed bird species are available in the NEW:KIT’s online store.  EAAFP provided consultation to the company on the information of the listed bird species. More collaboration between EAAFP and NEW:KIT is expected to come.  T-Shirts Eco-bags & Pouch bags RED LIST PROJECT by NEW:KIT The RED LIST PROJECT by NEW:KIT aims to deliver the alarming message of endangered animal species by designing and selling clothing, bags and fashion accessories with witty graphics which come familiar to our daily life. http://new-kit.com


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