• New Flyway Network Site: ‘Yubu-do Tidal Flat’ in Seocheon County, Republic of Korea

    Based on the recommendation of the Secretariat and review panel, the ‘Yubu-do Tidal Flat’ in Seocheon County is now designated in the Flyway Site Network (FSN) as an internationally important habitat for migratory waterbirds on the East Asian-Australasia Flyway. Classified as intertidal flat and islands, it is located in the centre of the western coast […]

    Continue reading
  • Major study of shorebird flyway populations gets underway

    A new project led by the University of Queensland’s Dr Richard Fuller is aiming to measure the size of the declines in shorebird populations throughout the East–Asian Australasian Flyway. Recent analysis by UQ scientists discovered that some species spending the non-breeding season in south-east Queensland have declined by up to 70% in the past 20 […]

    Continue reading
  • Partnership support to training for shorebird research

    Over three weeks in February-March 2011, two personnel of the Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation received technical training with support from the Flyway Partnership. Sunate Karapan and Thiti Sonsa participated in the North-West Australia Wader and Tern Expedition at Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach, which are internationally important sites for […]

    Continue reading
  • Tentative venue and date of the Sixth Meeting of Partners

    The Secretariat has received a letter from the Government of Indonesia confirming that it will host the Sixth Meeting of Partners of EAAFP. The Partnership is most grateful to Indonesia for its generous offer and looks forward to a successful and productive Meeting. The proposed location is the city of Palembang, South Sumatra. The date […]

    Continue reading
  • 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) […]

    Continue reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue reading
  • 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

    Continue reading
  • 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 […]

    Continue reading