• DOC and China’s conservation agency agree to protect migratory birds

    Press Release Fonterra and the Department of Conservation, New Zealand The Department of Conservation (DOC) and the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China have agreed to work together to protect wetlands visited by Red Knots and Bar-tailed Godwits during their 12,000km migratory flights. DOC Director-General Lou Sanson and Vice-Minister Chen Fengxue, the Chinese Minister responsible […]

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  • Sand mining threat to Siberian Cranes at Poyang Lake, China

    By Jim Harris Senior Vice President International Crane Foundation Growing evidence points to intensive sand dredging as having a significant impact on water levels and flows for Poyang Lake [EAAF025], the most important wintering area for waterbirds in East Asia. On average 400,000 waterbirds spend the winter at Poyang, including 98% of the world’s critically […]

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  • Decade-long Citizen Science project counts China’s waterbirds

    By Edward Parnell of BirdLife International Since 2005, more than 150 volunteers have taken part in the China Coastal Waterbird Census, which, in November 2015, published its third report on the state of the country’s coastal waterbirds The coastal wetlands of China constitute some of the most important migratory, passage and wintering sites along the […]

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  • Protection of Black-faced Spoonbill and its breeding habitat in China

    Read in Chinese Summerized by EAAFP Secretariat Protection of Black-faced Spoonbill (BFS) and its breeding habitat in China, a BFS conservation programme in Zhuanghe, Liaoning, supported by UNDP and GEF-SGP, was carried out by the Dalian Environmental Protection Volunteers Association from October 2013 to August 2015. The project aims to raise public awareness to protect […]

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  • Survey on wintering Scaly-sided Mergansers in China

    中文版本 ZHONG Jia, Chinese Bird Watching Societies Network (China Birdwatching Association), translated by EAAFP The Scaly-sided Merganser Census in China 2014-2015, led by the Chinese Bird Watching Societies Network (China Birdwatching Association) and sponsored by the Alashan SEE Foundation, was carried out in more than 150 different cities and counties of 19 provinces (including autonomous […]

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  • Rapid Decline of China’s Wetlands Threatens Mass Extinction for Rare Birds

    Read in Chinese By Zhang Chun on Chinadialogue Loss of coastal wetlands during China’s prolonged boom has contributed to a collapse in numbers of migratory birds in East Asia The destruction of China’s wetlands, which are critical stopping points for birds migrating as far away as the Arctic or the South Pacific, threatens mass extinctions […]

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  • China safeguards future for godwit, Red Knot

    Adam Hollingworth, MediaWorks TV There’s more good news for the extraordinary migratory bird, the godwit. Fresh from being voted bird of the year, the tiny traveller which divides its time between New Zealand and Alaska is celebrating an agreement with the Chinese which will help safeguard its future and that of its cousin, the Red […]

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  • Signing of the MOU between the Chinese State Forestry Administration and WWF-China

    Spike Millington, EAAFP Chief Executive, attended the signing of the MOU between the Chinese State Forestry Administration and WWF-China at Chongmin Dongtan nature reserve on 26 October 2015 for cooperation on migratory waterbirds and their habitats. The WWF-China Flyways program is supported by WWF-Netherlands and the King of the Netherlands was present to witness the […]

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  • Spike participates in the final meeting of the China Coastal Blueprint project

    Spike Millington, Chief Executive of the EAAFP, participated in the final meeting of the China Coastal Blueprint project, a cooperative endeavor between the Chinese State Forestry Administration, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the US-based Paulson Institute. Mr. Yan Xun, EAAFP Focal Point and Chair spoke at the meeting, emphasizing the role of EAAFP. Following the […]

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  • WWF and China SFA’s MoU highlighted coastal wetland protection

    Press Release by WWF Shanghai, China –Highlighted coastal wetland protection for the first time, China State Forest Administration and WWF singed the annual MoU today. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of the Dutch King. “The agreement includes the content of China’s coastal wetland protection for the first time,” According to Wenwei Ren, Director […]

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