• Restoring a Breeding Colony for Chinese Crested Tern

    In early March, an international workshop in Xiangshan, Zhejiang Province, China, marked the start of an ambitious plan to restore a network of breeding sites for the Critically Endangered Chinese Crested Tern Sterna bernsteini, probably the world’s most threatened seabird. After more than half a century with no breeding records, four adults and four chicks […]

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  • A Total of 2,725 Black-faced Spoonbills recorded in the 2013 Global Census, Accounting for an Increase of 1.2% from 2012

    Black-faced Spoonbill is a threatened bird species of global concern. It mainly inhabits East Asia. Over the last decade, the number of Black-faced Spoonbills had shown an upward trend with a record total of 2,725 birds this year, accounting for an increase of 1.2% from last year. Mr. YU Yat-tung, Research Manager of the Hong […]

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  • New Wintering Site for Scaly-sided Merganser discovered in Chongqing, Southwest China

    A new wintering site has been discovered in Chongqing, a municipality in the southwest China, situated in the east of Sichuan and the west of Hubei, the upper stretches of Yangtze River in November 2012. Since a report was given, the members of Chongqing Birdwatching Society regularly visited the site and counted more than 30 […]

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  • Cambodia loses half its seasonal wetlands in 10 years

    Cambodia lost more than half of its seasonally flooded grasslands in ten years due to industrial agricultural conversion, abandonment of traditional farming, and illegal drainage, putting several endangered bird species at risk and undermining traditional livelihoods in the region, reports a new study published in the journal Conservation Biology. The research is based on aerial […]

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  • Australia Designates Eighty-Mile Beach and Roebuck Bay as FSN sites

    Eighty-Mile Beach and Roebuck Bay are among the most important non-breeding and migratory stop-over areas for the hundreds of thousands of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. The sites are home to more than 300 species of birds including 50 species of shorebirds. For some species of migratory shorebird, the highest concentrations have been […]

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  • Black-faced Spoonbill Nest Event held at Namdong Reservoir in Songdo, Incheon

    On 16 March, the Korea Federation of Environment Movement Incheon (KFEM Incheon) organised a Black-faced Spoonbill event to collect fallen woody branches and transport them to the artificial island in Namdong Reservoir to help the birds make their nests. It was also an opportunity to remove trash from the edges of the reservoir and the […]

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  • EAAFP Welcomes Dr. Judit Szabo as new Science Officer

    Judit Szabo has been fascinated by birds since childhood, which she spend watching and ringing birds in the floodplains of the Danube River. She has a Master’s degree in Theoretical Ecology and completed her thesis studying nesting behaviour and migration of the Black Stork. She studied for a Doctoral degree in Environmental Toxicology at Texas […]

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  • EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force Newsletter for No.9 February 2013 published

    The EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force (SBS TF) has been published its ninth newsletter in February 2013. In this newsletter, we present updates of autumn surveys in China including Rudong and winter update from South Korea and share some other actvities from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Russia. The Spoon-billed Sandpiper Recovery Team (SBS RT) […]

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  • World Wetlands Day Celebration in Auckland, New Zealand

    World Wetlands Day is celebrated on the 2nd of February each year. The purpose of the day is to promote wetland awareness and conservation, and to commemorate the international Convention on Wetlands, adopted on 2 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar. The theme for World Wetlands Day 2013 is “Wetlands and Water Management”. […]

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  • Malaysian Nature Society celebrates World Wetlands Day 2013

    The World Wetlands Day (WWD) is celebrated worldwide on the 2nd February each year. The date has been adopted during the Convention on Wetlands in 1971 at Ramsar, Iran. Today, Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) celebrates WWD at the KSNP Amphitheatre with the collaboration of government agencies, NGOs, University and community groups. 2013’s slogan, “Wetlands […]

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