Mongolia is officially a Partner (the 25th) of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) as from 17 January 2011. Mongolia’s extensive territory includes many wetlands (lakes, floodplain wetlands, marshes) that are important for migration and/or breeding by waterbirds including cranes, Anatidae and shorebirds. Several have been assigned a special status and Mongolia has begun considering which of its wetlands should be designated to the Flyway Site Network. Mongolia joining the Partnership will help to conserve important areas for migratory waterbirds at the international level as well as at the national level. The Partnership encourages all government officials, researchers, national and international NGOs and intergovernmental organizations working to promote conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in Mongolia.