Up to date information on population sizes and trends of waterbirds is critical to inform conservation actions. The East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Secretariat has prioritized a regular update of the populations and contracted Wetlands International to coordinate the preparation of the 1st Conservation Status Review of migratory waterbirds for the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP CSR1) in 2021.
A draft CSR1 Summary Report has been prepared in consultation with the EAAFP Working Groups and Task Forces, EAAFP Partners, specialist groups linked to IUCN SSC and Wetlands International, Asian Waterbird Census Coordinators, and all others interested in contributing to this process.
The draft Summary Report contains new information and updated size estimates and 1% thresholds for 245 (88%) of the 276 EAAF biogeographic populations of 216 migratory waterbird species. Importantly, for the first time we present population boundary maps for all 276 populations (accessible here) that are covered in this report (pages 31-34 for a preview). This allows easier access to site-level information of relevant populations and 1% thresholds for Ramsar and EAAF site managers, as well as researchers and conservationists.
On 12th May, the consultation draft update webinar was held. Please check here for the details and the recording. Feedback on this Summary Review, along with the Annexes and boundary maps are welcome. Kindly provide feedback by email to Wetlands International (email@example.com) by 18th May, 2022.
The preparation of the Review has been supported by the EAAFP Secretariat and the Norwegian Environment Agency.
- Cover note for EAAF CSR1 review, with timeline for the finalisation of the report
- Draft Summary Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership First Edition
- Draft Summary Report Annex 3a of Population estimates, trends and 1% thresholds [Excel]
- Draft Summary Report Annex 3a of Population estimates, trends and 1% thresholds [pdf]
Original article by Wetlands International: https://www.wetlands.org/eaaf-conservation-status-review/