• First GPS tracking study of the Dalmatian Pelican in East Asia

    After several years of careful planning, Mongolian biologists captured and color-banded 13 juvenile Dalmatian Pelicans at Khar Us Lake National Park (Flyway Network Site EAAF 128) in August 2020. Because the population situation is too fragile due to its extremely low number, we sought various advice about the methods and tools that can be used […]

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  • “Flyway: connecting people and migratory waterbirds” story series #8 – Mr. Pete Probasco, Immediate Past Chair of EAAFP

    In the first Flyway story series in 2021, the Secretariat is honored to feature Mr. Pete Probasco. Until January 2021, Pete was the Chair of EAAFP and Representative of U.S.A. Pete has over 40 years of experiences of management on wetland-related work, especially in fisheries. In the past seven years, he had served the EAAFP […]

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  • Lianyungang, an important yet overlooked stopover site in the southern Yellow Sea

    Over the past few decades, people have come to realise that tidal flats along the Yellow Sea-Bohai Bay are of paramount importance to migratory shorebirds along the East-Asian Australasian Flyway (hereafter EAAF). For example, several sites along the southern Jiangsu province of China have been recognised as the critical staging ground for globally endangered shorebirds […]

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  • Call for 2021 Application to the Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund (AWCF)

    The AWCF was established by WWF-Hong Kong in July 2005 to provide financial support for projects at sites of importance for migratory waterbirds (including seabirds) in Asia of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAF). In late 2019, the AWCF was reformed and two new grants, the WWF Dr Lew Young Grant and the Asian […]

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  • New protection for Baer’s Pochard in China

    On 5th February 2021, the Chinese State Forestry and Grassland Administration announced a crucially important revision of the list of national wildlife under special protection. Approved by the State Council on 4th January 2021, this is the first revision since the original list was published in 1988. It provides very welcome additional protection for a […]

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  • What does the revised China Protected Species list mean for EAAFP?

    February 5th, the Chinese government announced the publication of a revised list of National Key Protected Wild Animal under its Wildlife Protection Law. This is the first revision since the list was originally published in 1988. Data was deficient then and the status of many species has changed significantly in the last three decades. The updating […]

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  • Pyeongchang Peace Forum 2021- discuss on eco-peace tourism through bird watching, Republic of Korea

    Gangwon Province, Pyeong Chang County, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and Pyeong Chang 2018 Legacy Foundation organized the 2021 Pyeongchang Peace Forum (PPF, https://online.ppf.or.kr/home/eng/ppf/main/main.do), which was held in Pyeongchang Alpensia Convention Center from 7th to 9th February. Under the theme “Action Plan: Peace New Deal,” diverse topics of various sessions which discussed new strategies and […]

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  • 2020 Annual report of Chukh Bird Research Station in Mongolia

    The Chukh Bird Research Station’s second monitoring year was successfully completed and “Annual report – 2020” in English is now available.  In 2020 monitoring year, the research team had observed a total of 6512 individuals of 40 species and ringed 268 individuals of 26 species of shorebirds in Chukh Lake, Eastern Mongolia. According to the […]

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  • Special Edition of Notornis: Waders in New Zealand

    Notornis the Scientific journal of Birds New Zealand has recently published a special edition on the Waders of New Zealand.  A number of papers related to species which migrate through the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. This current publication complements and updates the special wader issue of Notonis published in 1999. The papers that report on current […]

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  • The Philippines filed “National Wetlands Conservation Act’ on 2021 World Wetlands Day

    As a Contracting Party of the Ramsar Convention, the Philippines has committed to conserve and promote the wise use of wetlands. On the occasion of 2021 World Wetland Day (WWD), Senator Cynthia A. Villa, the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, announced a new National Wetlands Conservation Act to foster wetland […]

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