• Conservation work in North-Central Selangor Coast (NCSC), Malaysia

    Back in 2013, Malaysia joined the East-Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) with Bako-Buntal Bay from East Malaysia designated as the first Flyway Network Site through a joint effort between the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), the local government and local communities. The efforts continue in securing more flyway sites for better protection of migratory waterbirds in Malaysia. […]

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  • Development Workshop in Ro Korea on the proposed Wetland Education Ramsar Resolution

    On 19th November, 2021, the “Wetland Education Resolution Development for Ramsar COP14 Workshop” was held in Gyeonsangnamdo Changwon, Ro Korea. It was hosted by Gyeongsangnamdo Ramsar Environmental Foundation and Upo Ecological Institute Gyeongsangnamdo Office of Education. The aim was to discuss the plans to promote the proposed “Draft Resolution of Wetland Education in the formal […]

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  • AFCoW Waterbirds Collaborative Takes Flight

    The Asian Flyways Collaborative for Waterbirds (AFCoW) was established in October 2021 with the goal of creating a network of researchers to exchange ideas and develop collaborations on waterbirds in the Central Asian and East Asian-Australasian Flyways. These two Flyways encompass a large landmass and is home to over half of the world’s human population. […]

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  • 2022 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census

    Black-faced Spoonbill is arriving at their wintering grounds. The EAAFP Black-faced Spoonbill Working Group (convened by Hong Kong Bird Watching Society) is announcing the 2022 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census, which will be held on 7-9 January, 2022. Since the commencement of the census in 1993, it is conducted mostly by volunteer birdwatchers with aids from […]

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  • Nature-positive Interventions in Asia’s Wetlands Pushed, More Investments on Adaptation and Resilience Crucial in Post-pandemic Growth

    The wetlands in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAA Flyway) provide crucial habitats for over 50 million waterbirds and support livelihoods of millions of local people. Yet, these Asia’s wetlands are under immense pressure from unsustainable development. Finance for nature-based solutions for sustainable wetlands management is critical to growth and recovery, especially in a future that […]

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  • Launching of National Geographic Society Jeju Hub

    On 24th November, 2021, The National Geographic Society (NGS) Jeju Hub launching ceremony was held at Jeju Science Park in Ro Korea. Established by the National Geographic Foundation for Science and Exploration-Asia (NGS-Asia), and in partnership with the Jeju Free International City Development Center (JDC), the Jeju Hub aims to foster next-generation global leaders in […]

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  • Awareness raising event about the conservation of shorebirds was held at the Higashiyoka-higata Tidal Flat in Saga City, Japan.

    The Higashiyoka-higata Tidal Flat (EAAF124) in Saga City, Saga Prefecture, is one of the most important habitats for shorebirds in Japan, and is designated as a Flyway Network Site in the EAAFP Flyway Site Network. Many migratory waterbirds like shorebirds come to the tidal flat, and the tidal flat is crowded with many waterbirds every […]

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  • EAAFP Foundation released “Bird Meets Arts” – Highlight Video

    On December 6, 2021, an interview video of the representatives of YSFAC and EAAFP Foundation was released to celebrate the successful completion of the [Bird Meets Arts] project. The video features Mr. Doug Watkins, chairperson of the EAAFP Foundation and chief executive of the EAAFP Secretariat, and Mr. Lim Chul-bin, CEO of the Yeonsu Foundation […]

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  • 2021 ESP Asia Conference Intergovernmental Meeting

    On 15th December, 2021 Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Asia Conference Intergovernmental Meeting was organized by the Ministry of Environment Japan, ESP Asia Regional Office. The meeting is part of the 3rd ESP Asia Conference held virtually in Nagasaki, Japan from 14th to 17th December 2021. The main agenda of the Intergovernmental Meeting was to share […]

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  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Alliance 2021 Annual Meeting

    Reported by Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Alliance Secretariat On November 20, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Alliance 2021 Annual Meeting was held in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China. More than 50 people attended the meeting (unfortunately many members had to attend remotely due to COVID-19), including representatives of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Conservation Alliance (SBS Alliance) members, conservation activists, and journalists. […]

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