• National Monitoring of Black-faced Spoonbills and study on their habitats in the Republic of Korea, 2020

    Study about breeding status, population, national distribution, and habitat use by satellite tracking were conducted for the first time, for the conservation of endangered Black-faced Spoonbills in the Republic of Korea. Max. 3,327 birds were observed by the simultaneous monitoring on September, 2020 from 20 main sites including 7 sites of Incheon in Korea. The […]

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  • New EAAFP key species factsheet

    The EAAFP Secretariat has recently produced a set of factsheet for eight key species of East Asian – Australasian Flyway. It is one of the actions from the EAAFP CEPA strategy and Action Plan 2019-2024 to work with the EAAFP Working Groups and Task Forces to develop species profile and to work on developing CEPA […]

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  • EAAF Shorebird Tracking Group 1st Webinar

    The EAAF Shorebird Tracking Group, established in 2021 following the 1st East Asian-Australasian Flyway Shorebird Science Meeting in 2020, held the first webinar on 13th April, 2021. It aims to gather scientists who are studying migratory shorebirds through tracking in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Four speakers from Alaska, China, Bangladesh and Australia shared their tracking […]

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  • Promoting the wise use of artificial wetland – fishponds in Hong Kong

    Conserving the natural habitats is the priority for conservation in the field, but at sites where habitats had been modified and degraded, we should promote the restoration and wise use of the modified habitats. EAAFP new Partner, the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS) has been working on conserving the birds’ habitats for long, and […]

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  • Some updates on colour legflags used in Southern China

    Marking migratory waterbirds with metal rings, wing tags, neck bands, leg rings and flags, nasal discs, telemetry equipment like GPS devices, is an important way of studying their migration. In the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF), there are different protocols for colour marking shorebirds, anatids, cranes and other taxa (click [here] to check). Among them, color […]

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  • Australia published National Directory of Important Migratory Shorebird Habitat

    A National Directory of Important Migratory Shorebird Habitat (‘Directory’) was newly published by BirdLife Australia and supported by the Australian Government. The Directory identifies, and guides investment into the protection and restoration of, important migratory shorebird habitat around Australia. It builds community awareness and Indigenous knowledge, helps achieve the goals of the Australian Government’s Wildlife Conservation […]

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  • Kick-starting the first EAAFP Conservation Status Review

    The 1% waterbird population estimate threshold is a key criterion for identifying sites of international importance, including designating Ramsar Sites and EAAFP Flyway Network Sites. Thus, this information of waterbird population estimates needs to be regularly updated. To ensure researchers, government agencies, conservationists and other stakeholders can get access to up-to-date information of waterbird population […]

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  • Far Eastern Curlew Important Site on Sumatra Island, Indonesia

    Far Eastern Curlew is the largest shorebird in the world. It is an endemic shorebird in East Asian-Australasian Flyway. The global trend of the Far Eastern Curlew population has been declining, thus in 2016 the status of this species was determined as Endangered species in the IUCN Red List. The main threat for this species […]

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  • Record breaking for Black-faced Spoonbills population hits over 5,000 in 2021

    The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS), EAAFP Partner, coordinated the  International Black-faced Spoonbill Census 2021 (the Census) from 15th to 17th January. The global population of the Endangered Black-faced Spoonbills (BFSs) hits a record high of 5,222, which is a 7.4% increase (i.e. 358 individuals) compared with last year. Global population of BFSs hits […]

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  • 2020 Yellow & Bohai Sea Coastal Wetlands Symposium and establishment of Yellow Sea Wetland Institute in China

    Since the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I) in Yancheng was inscribed in the as UNESCO’s Natural World Heritage site on 5th July, 2019, Yancheng City has been actively developing mechanisms to foster conservation of wetlands, enhance scientific research and sustainable development. On 16th December, 2020, the Yancheng Wetland and Natural World […]

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