Two Ramsar Regional Initiatives, EAAFP Secretariat and Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) signed an MoU on 25th March, 2021, to strengthen wetlands and migratory waterbirds conservation in the Asian region of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway.
The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EAAFP Secretariat on 25th, March 2021. The agreement aims to promote collaboration and strengthen conservation in the Asian region of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAF).
Besides the existing collaboration between RRC-EA and EAAFP, the MOU aims to strengthen cooperation in common activities in the field of wetlands and associated migratory waterbirds conservation across the Flyway, and to support the fair communications between the two parties through the MOU. Expansion of cooperation and co-organization of capacity building, training and awareness-raising for government officials, wetland centers managers, site managers and other stakeholders at regional and national level and collaboration more on CEPA programme will be main cooperation parts. Moreover, management and exchange of relevant information on wetlands and associated migratory waterbird conservation and management issues across the EAAF, particularly within the context of the Ramsar Convention, will be taken place by the two parties.
The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) is one of the regional initiatives adopted by the Ramsar Convention. As a Ramsar Regional Initiative (RRI), the RRC-EA was established through the initiative of the Ministry of Environment (MOE) of the Republic of Korea to serve as a regional platform for capacity building, information exchange, and cooperation among governments, Ramsar Site and wetland managers and stakeholders, international and national non-government organizations, technical experts and business organizations. While EAAFP is also a Ramsar Regional Initiative adopted in 2006, with the focus on migratory waterbird conservation in the region. RRC-EA also has signed a MOU with another RRI – IBRRI Secretariat in 2020 whilst EAAFP Sec also signed the MOU with IBRRI.
On 26th March, the day after signing an MoU with EAAFP Secretariat, RRC-EA visited the Songdo Ramsar Site/Flyway Network Site and Namdong Black-faced Spoonbill Breeding Site.
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