• A Briefing on Environment Conservation and Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula

    The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been active in promoting environmental and nature conservation in recent years since joining Ramsar Convention of Wetlands, and becoming a national Partner of EAAFP in 2018. On May 17th 2019, the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), Ramsar Regional Centre – East Asia (RRC-EA) and Hanns […]

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  • The EAAFP Secretariat visit to Janghang Wetland and Paju CCZ(DMZ) in RO Korea

    The EAAFP Secretariat visited Flyway Network Sites Janghang Wetland and Paju CCZ (DMZ) in RO Korea on 4th and 5th in June 2019.  Janghang wetland is the new Flyway Network Site of EAAFP (EAAF143), and Paju CCZ (DMZ) is the potential Flyway Network Site. Janghang Wetland is located in the Han River estuary at the trans-boundary […]

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  • Study focuses on the international agreements for conserving migratory shorebirds in the EAAF

    International collaboration and cooperation are the common mantra for advancing the conservation of migratory shorebirds, and all additional migratory waterbirds, in the EAAF. Those international efforts are oftentimes materialised through agreements. Hence, improving our understanding of the system of those instruments is fundamental to advance our conservation agenda in the flyway, as they represent key […]

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  • Cheorwon Plain – Crane paradise in DMZ between DPR Korea and RO Korea

    The Cheorwon Plain in the northern part of the RO Korea is an important site for wintering birds, especially cranes and geese, and has been designated as one of the 12 Flyway Network Sites (FNS ) in the country. The Plain is dominated by rice fields fed by water from a number of reservoirs, and […]

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  • “Flyways – connecting people and migratory waterbirds” The Tenth Meeting of Partners for The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, Hainan, 10 to 14 Dec, 2018

    Participants from over 20 countries are gathering for the 10th Meeting of Partners (MOP) to the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) in Changjiang City (Hainan, China) from 10th to 14th December. The purpose is to discuss the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. During the opening ceremony, the EAAFP […]

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  • MoP 10

    Period: 10-14 December 2018 Venue: Changjiang City, Hainan Island, P.R. China Note: pre-meeting day on 9 December for Working Groups and Task Forces to meet if they so wish. Contact: secretariat@eaaflyway.net Final Discussion Papers You can find the compilation of MoP10 final discussion papers from [here] and final decision papers from [here]. You can also find these […]

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  • Workshop for the Conservation of Crane habitat in Cheorwon, RO Korea

    In the East Asian – Australasian Flyway there are nine species of cranes. Six of them are globally threatened. Cheorwon Basin, one of  East Asian – Australasian Flyway Sites (EAAF 027), is an international major wintering sites where seven species of cranes are recorded. In addition, 800~ 900 Red-crowned Cranes (EN) and 4,000~ 5,000 White-naped […]

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  • Citizens’ Forum for the Conservation and Restoration of Incheon City’s Symbolic Bird, Red-crowned Crane

    On October 31, 2018, the Incheon City Council of Korea hosted a discussion forum on the conservation of the Red-crowned Crane. This Endangered species is listed as natural monument 202 of Korea and is the symbolic bird of Incheon city. Prior to 1980s, there were records of more than 100 Red-crowned Cranes wintering in Incheon […]

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  • Conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds in the DPR Korea

    During a side event at Ramsar COP13 on the implementation of the Ramsar Convention in the DPR Korea, the representative from the DPRK, Mrs. Ri Kyong Sim (Ministry of Land and Environment Protection) gave a presentation on  the wetlands in the country and the actions being taken to conserve them [Eng presentation, Korean presentation]. Mrs. […]

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  • Wetland Inventory for DPR Korea

                           The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea released the second edition of their ‘Wetland Inventory for DPR Korea” at a side-event on 24 October during the 13th Conference of Parties to the Ramsar Convention which is being held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). The inventory is based […]

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