• Global Flyway Network’s Satellite Tracking Project

    by Global Flyway Network (GFN)   In the last week of October GFN and the AWSG spent a week catching shorebirds for the EAAF satellite transmitter project. Catching started…


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  • EAAFP Information Brochure 2015 has been published

    The latest version of EAAFP Information Brochure in English is…


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  • New educational materials: Post-it notes and postcards

    To introduce EAAFP’s works and some threatened migratory waterbirds to public, EAAFP Secretariat made post-it and postcards of Baer’s Pochard and Chinese Crested Tern, both are categorised as Critically…


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  • SBS T-shirts: Save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper

    Without our efforts, SBS could disappear from the world. It is one of the most threatened species of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. EAAFP Secretariat made a T-shirts…


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  • Information and Experience Sharing and Training Workshop for Wetland and Flyway Site Managers in East and Southeast Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Flyway and Wetland Site Manager Workshop in East and Southeast Asia was held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 25-29 August to share information and experience. It was co-organised by the…


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  • Workshop on Migratory Bird Monitoring in the Geum Estuary

    The Migratory Bird Monitoring Workshop was held at Seocheon Migratory Bird Center, Seocheon, South Korea on 1-4 September, organized by BirdLife International, hosted by the Seocheon County and supported…


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  • International Workshop on Intertidal Wetlands and Management in the Yellow Sea Provinces of China

    The extent of intertidal wetlands in the Yellow Sea region has dramatically decreased over the past two decades, precipitating widespread declines in a number of migratory shorebird species that…


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  • The Comprehensive Report of the Yellow Sea Ecoregion Support Project 2007-2014

    Published by WWF and KIOST Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) and Community-Based Management (CBM) approaches were applied to improve management effectiveness of high conservation…


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  • CMS COP11 in Quito, Ecuador on 4-9 November 2014

    The Conference, held in Latin America for the first time, attracted over 900 delegates – a record for the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of…


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  • 国际禽流感与野鸟工作小组针对 「家禽养殖场及野鸟发现 H5N8 高致病性禽流感」所发出之声明 (2014 年 12 月3日)

    以下是联合国迁徙物种公约(UN CMS)疫情的最新发展而作出的声明,用以向各政府部门、家禽养殖业、疾病控制部门、野生生物管理部门、环境管理部门及保育部门等相关人员,提供有关野鸟与H5N8高致病性禽流感之间的潜在相互影响的信息及相应措施。 重点讯息: 1. 高致病性禽流感的爆发主要跟密集式家禽养殖场及其相关的贸易销售系统有关 2. 在2014年相继于韩国、日本、中国、德国、荷兰及英国多国发生的H5N8高致病性禽流感爆发绝大部分发生于家禽养殖场中,但在小部份野鸟中亦侦测到病毒——野鸟有可能是经从家禽染病,然后再将病毒传返家禽。 3. 虽然野鸟被认为与高致病性禽流感的传播有关,但根据过往经验,疾病主要是经由受污染的家禽、家禽制品及相关的设备设施传播。 4. 由联合国环境署/迁徙物种公约(UNEP/CMS)与联合国粮食及农业组织(FAO)联合召集的禽流感与野鸟工作小组促请各政府部门及机构: a.  进行全面的流行病学评估以确定病毒的真正来源,包括:病毒于国内及国际间的家禽贸易中的可能传播途径,与及家禽跟野鸟之间的病毒传播机制; b. 无论感染来源如何,应先专注处理受影响的家禽养殖场的疾病防控工作,以尽量减低疾病蔓延至其他家禽养殖场及/或野生动物的风险,并确保受感染及邻近养殖场实施生物防护,以防止野生动物与养殖家禽接触; c. 确保不会以杀害野鸟或破坏湿地生境作为疾病防控措施; d. 需留意若将公众注意力集中在野鸟而忽略其他可能的病毒载体,会令原本应集中用来处理疾病防控工作的力量错误地被分散,致使不能有效遏止病毒在家禽间持续散播,这不但会造成养殖场及国内收入的经济损失,同时更会为保育工作带来负面影响并导致生态多样性受损。 当前情况: 研究文献记录H5N8高致病性禽流感病毒于2010年在中国的家禽养殖场被发现。2014年1月中旬,韩国出现首次大规模H5N8高致病性禽流感于鸡、家鸭及家鹅间爆发。之后于同年4月在日本,9月在中国及11月在德国、荷兰及英国的密闭式或半密闭式家禽养殖场中相继爆发。 2014年初在韩国出现的数次爆发中,有若干花脸鸭 (Anas formosa) 及斑嘴鸭 (Anas…


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