• Paulson Institute and Chinese Partners Publish Blueprint of Coastal Wetland Conservation and Management in China

    Read in Chinese Press Release from Paulson Institute Study shows that coastal wetlands are critically endangered, with reclamation set to cross government “red line” Beijing, China—In partnership with China’s State Forestry Administration and the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Paulson Institute today released reports of […]

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  • China’s land reclamation is endangering some of the world’s rarest waterbirds

    By Spike Millington, Chief Executive of EAAFP In late April, the Bar-tailed Godwits, medium-sized wading birds that have spent the northern winter along the coasts of Australia and New Zealand, start to get restless. In the evenings, flocks spiral up into the gathering dusk, testing the winds, and if these are favourable they take off […]

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  • First eleven Scaly-sided Mergansers hatched in China and 1000th in Russia

    by Dr. Diana Solovyeva, Scaly-sided Merganser Task Force Coordinator   The year of 2015 became extremely successful for Scaly-sided Merganser production in artificial nest sites. After 10 years of failure the Artificial nest box program in China provided first results: eleven ducklings hatched in Chevy Volt Battery box in Changbaishan. See links: Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/chevy-volt-battery-covers-recycled-as-adorable-nesting-boxes-for-endangered-birds/ Good Magazine: […]

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  • Launch Workshop of China Coastal Wetland Conservation Network held in Fuzhou, China

    EAAFP Secretariat Spike Millington, Chief Executive of EAAFP, participated in the Launch Workshop of the China Coastal Wetland Conservation Network (CCWCN) held in Fuzhou, China from 16 to 18 June 2015. It was jointly organized by the State Forestry Administration (SFA), Paulson Institute and Fujian Province. There were around 200 participants mostly from coastal provinces […]

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  • Seminar on sustainable seafood market dynamics in China and Yellow Sea conservation held

    Shigeki Yasumura, WWF Japan On 28 May 2015, WWF Japan organised a seminar on “Sustainable Seafood Market Dynamics in China and Yellow Sea Conservation” in Tokyo, Japan. The seminar introduced the current status of marine fisheries and the rich biodiversity of Yellow Sea to Japanese major retailers and buyers of marine products and those who were interested in wetland […]

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  • White-naped Crane news from China

    News on White-naped Cranes from Dr. Mo Xunqiang and Dr. Jia Yifei in China. Two White-naped Cranes with PTT trackers were found in a buckwheat field near Dugushanzi Village, Duolun County, China, among 131 other White-naped Cranes and 8 Common Cranes on 5 April 2015. In addition, more than 300 White-naped Cranes and 400 Common […]

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  • International Workshop on Intertidal Wetlands and Management in the Yellow Sea Provinces of China

    The extent of intertidal wetlands in the Yellow Sea region has dramatically decreased over the past two decades, precipitating widespread declines in a number of migratory shorebird species that depend on these areas as critical stopover and staging sites during migration along the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. At the 2012 World Conservation Congress in […]

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  • Protection of most important stop over site in Dongtai and Rudong in China remains a big challenge

    Jing Li (SBS in China) & Christoph Zöckler (SBS TF Coordinator) 29 October 2014   The Spoon-billed sandpiper Task Force (SBS TF) held its 10th anniversary meeting on 14 October in Rudong, China. Sixteen members from six flyway countries, the UK and Germany discussed progress on the flyway conservation and shared experiences. Prior to the […]

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  • Update from the SBS survey team in Rudong, China

    Author: Nigel Clark (SBS Task Force from China)   A Team lead by SBS in China and with five international wader experts; Nigel Clark from BTO, James Phillips from Natural England, Guy Anderson and Andy Schofield from RSPB and Rich Hearn from WWT, has come together to survey the autumn concentration of SBS on the […]

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  • A Big Comeback for Chinese Crested Terns in the Jiushan Islands, China

    All the text and photos by Simba Chan (BirdLife International)   The audio-visual social attraction of Chinese Crested Terns at the Jiushan Islands had a second and even more successful year: at least 43 Chinese Crested Terns arrived and stayed on the island of Tiedun Dao this breeding season (from mid-May to early August 2014), […]

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