• China Adds Several Critical Migratory Waterbird Sites to the World Heritage Tentative List

    Read in other languages:  PRESS RELEASE: China adds critical migratory waterbird sites in the Bohai Gulf and Yellow Sea to the World Heritage Tentative List East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership Fourteen sites along the coast of the Bohai Gulf and the Yellow Sea of China have recently been added to the tentative list of sites to be […]

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  • Damming China’s largest freshwater lake could harm fragile ecosystem

    Read in Chinese: Chinadialogue 9 January 2017 Plans to build a lake between China’s largest freshwater lake and largest river have provoked fierce criticism, writes Liu Qin Last November, Jiangxi, a province in central China on the Yangtze River, unexpectedly announced that an environmental impact assessment was underway for a dam project between Poyang Lake [EAAF025] […]

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  • How China can save its threatened coastal wetlands

    Read in Chinese: 28 November 2016, The Paulson Institute About 60 percent of China’s coastal wetlands—crucial ecosystems that help protect coastal communities from rising sea levels and extreme weather and provide a stopover for millions of migratory birds—have disappeared since the 1950s as a result of reclamation for industry, agriculture, urbanization, over-aquaculture, and invasive species. According […]

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  • Satellite tagged bird spotted and photographed in China

    17 November 2016 Rebecca Lee, Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Today, Jonathan Martinez managed to catch-up with one of the satellite tagged Spoon-billed Sandpipers, HU, near the port town of Xitou in Guangdong province, China. HU has been at this site since the end of October, arriving a few weeks after being tagged on the Jiangsu coast. Jonathan shares […]

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  • 5 Things to Know…About China’s Coastal Wetlands

    Read in Chinese: The Paulson Institute Millions of migratory birds have returned to China’s coastal wetlands—stopping to refuel for their long journey to their southern winter homes. But as a result of expansion of industry and agriculture, the wetlands and the birds they sustain are disappearing rapidly. There is hope: in its drive to build […]

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  • China: Between Clouds and Dreams

    Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper The plight of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper is the centre piece of a new environmental documentary series, ‘Between Clouds and Dreams’, to be broadcast across China and subsequently around the world on both terrestrial television, including on Channel 4 in the UK, and via China’s satellite television service. This stunning new documentary […]

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  • A new great wall has been established in China’s coastal areas

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  • On China’s Coast, Rare Bird Finds Little Room to Rest

    Shi Yi, Sixth Tone It was the kind of news experts only believe if they see it with their own eyes: A man in China claimed he had spotted 100 Spoon-billed Sandpipers foraging on the muddy coast of the Yellow Sea. The bird is so small that it would barely cover the hand of a grown […]

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  • Counting waterbirds at Shengjin Lake, China for the 50th International Waterbird Census count

    Lu Yong Senior Technical Officer -China Wetlands International The national Nature Reserve of Shengjin Lake [EAAF068] on the southern bank of the Yangtze River in the Anhui Province of China is designated as a Ramsar Site and is on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Site Network due to its international importance for waterbirds. On 12 and […]

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  • NZ and China sign MOA to protect migratory birds

    Bruce McKinlay, EAAFP Focal Point for New Zealand Government On the 18th of March it was a pleasure to host a visit by the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China to the Miranda Shorebird Centre on the Firth of Thames [EAAF019], New Zealand. Vice Minister Chen Fengxue and delegation were in New Zealand to sign […]

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