• Save Sonadia, Save Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh SBS Conservation Project team has finally launched a yearlong awareness campaign on Sonadia Island. More than 500 people participated in the event that included shorebird photo exhibition, film shows on SBS work in Bangladesh and Russia, folks songs and drama on bird conservation highlighting SBS. The Upazila Nirbahi Officer – Sub-district Executive Officer of […]

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  • Check out this video of Bangladesh Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Project led by EAAFP SBS task force

    Bangladesh Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Project has been working in Bangladesh in an organized manner since 2009. The goal of the project is to conserve and conduct research on the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers Eurynorhynchus pygmeus wintering along the coast of Bangladesh especially on Sonadia island. The project discovered local hunters were hunting SBS along with […]

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  • Bangladesh to add five new network sites to the Flyway Site Network

    Five sites in Bangladesh – Nijhum Dweep National Park, Sonadia, Hakaluki Haor, Tanguar Haor and Hail Haor have been added to the Flyway Site Network as internationally important habitats for migratory waterbirds. Nijhum Dweep National Park and Sonadia are important coastal habitats which support diverse range of shorebirds including the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus […]

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  • The People’s Republic of Bangladesh becomes the 23rd Partner

    The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is officially a Partner (the 23rd) of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) as from 6 August 2010. It is very significant that the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has joined the Partnership because the country includes many important wetlands for waterbirds of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway […]

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  • Literature list (Jan-June 2022)

    1) Biology & ecology Liu, D., Y. Zhou, Y. Fei, C. Xie, and S. Hou. 2021. Mitochondrial genome of the critically endangered Baer’s Pochard, Aythya baeri, and its phylogenetic relationship with other Anatidae species. Scientific Reports 11:24302. Aung, P. P., G. M. Buchanan, P. D. Round, C. Zöckler, C. Kelly, N. Tantipisanuh, and G. A. […]

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  • In memory of Dr. Evgeny Syroechkovskyi, Representative of the Russian Federation to EAAFP and Chair of Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force (18 May 1968 – 25 January 2022)

    It is with deep sadness that the EAAFP Secretariat received the news that Dr. Evgeny Syroechkovskyi, Representative of the Russian Federation to EAAFP and Chair of Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force passed away on 25th January, 2022, after fighting against recent illness. Evgeny was a passionate and dedicated scientist and conservationist actively promoting the conservation of […]

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  • Baer’s Pochard Census will take place in China in January 2022

    Building on the successful censuses carried out since 2015 by Beijing Forestry University and the China Birdwatching Association (CBA), in January 2022 the CBA will undertake the latest China-wide census of wintering Baer’s Pochard. With crucial funding support from the Changjiang Conservation Foundation, the SEE Foundation and the Zall Foundation, this important census will provide […]

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  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force meeting 2021

    Drafted by The Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force The Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force of The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) completed a two-days online meeting between 24 and 25 November 2021. This was the first formal meeting of the Task Force since December 2018. A total of 29 participants from Bangladesh, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Russia, Singapore, […]

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  • What COP26 brought to EAAFP

    From 31 October to 12 November 2021, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) was held in Glasgow, UK, co-hosted by the government of Italy. The key goals of COP26 were to “secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach; adapt to protect […]

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  • Official Launching of Regional Flyway Initiative

    On 14th October, The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and BirdLife International today launched the Regional Flyway Initiative (RFI), a long-term joint program to scale up the restoration of key wetland ecosystems and sustainable management in the East Asian- Australasian Flyway (EAA Flyway). The RFI is a […]

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