• Scaly-sided Merganser Single Species International Action Plan – 2nd workshop

    by EAAFP Scaly-sided Merganser Task Force   Scaly-sided Merganser Task Force workshop on the 2nd workshop will be held on 23-25 September 2015 in Vladivostok, Russia. (1) sign off the Single Species International Action Plan; (2) provide direction for national Action Plans; (3) coordinate surveys within key states; and (4) provide direction to conservation breeding […]

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  • Ms. Kim goes to Washington

    On April 11th, Minseon Kim, EAAFP Program Officer, will leave for a month-long visit to USA under the US Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), its “premier professional exchange program for current and emerging international leaders in a variety of fields.” Minseon joins four other Korean delegates under the Global Wildlife Conservation […]

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  • 10,000 Relict Gulls

    by Terry Townshend It was as recently as 1970 that RELICT GULL (Larus relictus, ??) was confirmed as a valid species.  Before that it was thought to be either an eastern race of Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) or a hybrid between Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus) and Pallas’s Gull (Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus)!  Since its rather late acceptance into the global ornithological fold […]

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  • Planning Invisible Landscapes: Making Invisible Tidal Flat Landscapes Visible for Future Sustainability

    ???????? Dr. Hiromi Yamashita of the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) visited EAAFP Secretariat in the first week of March 2015 and gave an open lecture titled ‘Planning Invisible Landscapes: Making Invisible Tidal Flat Landscapes Visible for Future Sustainability‘ at G-Tower in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea, on March 6th. Around 20 people interested in tidal flats, wetlands and […]

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  • Chinese Ambassador farewells godwits

    Friday, 20 March, 2015 The Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand visited the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre on the Firth of Thames today (Friday March 20) to watch bar-tailed godwits and red knots that are flying to China on the way to their breeding grounds in Alaska and Siberia. Ambassador Wang Lutong watched the godwits and […]

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  • Wader Quest Wader Conservation World Watch

    Wader Conservation World Watch A celebration of wader conservation and conservationists November 7th – 8th 2015 World Watch is an opportunity for birders across the world to show their solidarity with, and appreciation of wader and shorebird conservationists over a weekend in November. All you have to do is go out on either or both […]

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  • Promoting the conservation of EAAF seabirds at the 42nd Pacific Seabird Group Annual Conference

    The 42nd annual conference of the Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) was held in San Jose, California, from 18th to 21st February 2015. With 127 oral and 48 poster presentations, this was the second largest PSG meeting ever since it was established in 1972. Dr. Mayumi Sato presented a poster on behalf of the EAAFP Seabird Working Group entitled […]

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  • 세계적 멸종위기 저어새, 인천이 책임진다

    조영근 인천시 환경녹지국장 한국 철새는 겨울새 112종, 여름새 64종, 봄 ·가을 나그네새 90종 등 모두 266종이나 된다. 인천은 지리적으로 동아시아-대양주 철새 이동경로 상 중앙에 위치해 있고 송도와 강화도, 영종도 등 광활한 갯벌이 분포하고 있어 풍부한 생물다양성과 국제적으로 희귀 조류 서식지로서 매우 높은 가치를 갖고 있다. 그래서 호주를 포함한 남반구와 홍콩, 대만 등 동남아시아 이동성 철새들이 […]

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  • 대전 최초 멸종위기종 호사비오리 월동 확인

    [환경TV뉴스] 박수남 기자 대전시 갑천에서 멸종위기 동물인 호사비오리가 처음 확인됐다. 대전환경운동연합과 한남대야생조류연구회는 지난 1월31일 금강 정기 조사에서 호사비오리 서식을 확인했다고 10일 밝혔다. 이번에 월동한 호사비오리는 지난달 28일까지 갑천 하류와 금강유역에 머문 것으로 추정된다. 호사비오리는 국제자연보전연맹(IUCN)에서 지정한 멸종위기종으로 지구에 3600~6800마리만 생존해 있는 것으로 알려졌다. 국내에서는 환경부 지정 멸종위기종 2급, 문화재청 지정 천연기념물 제448호로 등재돼 있다. 금강유역에는 1997~1998년 대청댐에서 […]

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  • Identification of Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri) and Baer’s-type Birds

    Written by Dr. Nial Moores of Birds Korea As part of the fledgling Species Action Plan and Task Force (under the EAAFP), we were asked by the coordinator to collate records of the now Critically Endangered Baer’s Pochard Aythya baeri in Korea. We were able to trace about 20 records in the Republic of Korea (ROK) since 1994, […]

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