• New Chair, Vice-Chair and Management Committee for the EAAFP

    The terms of the Republic of Korea as Partnership Chair and Japan as Vice-Chair concluded in June 2011 and these roles have been transferred to Cambodia (new Chair) and China (Vice-Chair) for a period of two years (24 months). H.E Dr. Yin Kim Sean, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Environment (Vice Minister) […]

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  • First Spoon-billed Sandpiper chicks hatch in captivity

    The first Spoon-billed Sandpiper chicks have hatched in a captive breeding scheme to bring the bird back from the brink of extinction. Conservationists said 17 chicks have hatched from eggs taken from breeding grounds in Chukotka, in the far east of Russia, in an emergency bid to establish a captive population for eventual release to […]

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  • Update on development of the Flyway Site Network

    Over recent months, nominations for new Flyway Network Sites have been received from Bangladesh (5 sites) and Republic of Korea (1 site); the outcomes will be announced shortly. Meanwhile, the Chief Executive met with US Fish and Wildlife Service officers and scientists and developed a strategy for possible Network Site nominations in Alaska. He also […]

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  • Wetland Link International, Wetland Centre Exchange Programme

    Working with the Ramsar Secretariat, Wetland Link International (WLI) is developing a programme of exchange visits, to develop staff ability and experience. If you are interested in either hosting a colleague from another centre, or you would like to spend some time at another centre, please contact Chris Rostron of WLI at Chris.Rostron@wwt.org.uk WLI hopes […]

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  • Secretariat contact with Partners in 2011

    In the first half of 2011, the Secretariat staff met face-to-face with many Partners to discuss potential Network site nominations and other EAAFP business. Discussion with potential Partners has also been undertaken. See EAAFP visits

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  • Krabi Estuary and Bay of the EAA Flyway Site Network in Thailand

    Krabi Estuary and Bay, located in Muang District, Krabi province on the southern part of Thailand, joined the EAA Flyway Site Network as a shorebird site on 9 November 2005. The site meets Network criteria for Lesser Sandplover (Charadrius mongolus), Nordmann’s Greenshank (Tringa guttifer), Greater Sandplover (Charadrius leschenaultii), Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus). It is one […]

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  • 2012 Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia Wetland Fund (RRC-EA WF) now open; closing on 10 August 2011

    The RRC-EA Wetland Fund is open to those activities that contribute to the conservation and protection of wetlands in Eastern and South-eastern Asia. Due to scheduling issues, the deadline is 10 August 2011. All project proposals must be endorsed and submitted by the Ramsar Administrative Authority in each eligible Contracting Party. For more detailed instructions, […]

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  • Partner contribution from Republic of Korea, 2011

    In addition to ongoing Secretariat hosting and operating costs (5 years) provided by Incheon City Government under the hosting MoU, the Ministry of Environment of Korea has recently contributed KRW 50 million (USD 47,000) to the Partnership for calendar year 2011. The Secretariat and Partnership are very grateful for this generous assistance. All Partners are […]

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  • Transfer of two Mongolian sites to the Flyway Site Network confirmed

    On 10 June 2011 the Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism of Mongolia confirmed the transfer of two Mongolian sites to the Flyway Site Network: Ogii Nuur and Khurkh-Khuiten Valley. Download the updated list

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  • National mechanism for communication among Network sites launched in China

    On 22-23 May 2011, a special China Forum for Nature was conducted at Beijing Forestry University in connection with World Biodiversity Day. The Forum was co-organised by the University, the China Wildlife Conservation Association and Future Generations China and was hosted by the University’s School of Nature Conservation. Speeches were made by Ms Yin Hong, […]

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