• UN biodiversity report highlights failure to meet conservation targets

    Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 paints a damning picture of governments’ efforts to meet a set of targets agreed in 2010. Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/06/un-biodiversity-report-failure-meet-conservation-targets?CMP=twt_gu (c) Guardian News & Media Ltd


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  • Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says

    The National Audubon Society has released Climate Change Report, which says more than half of 588 North American birds will face their habitat loss over the…


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  • Now back in the UK – Update from the Spoon-billed Sandpiper survey team

    Written by Nigel Clark   A team lead by SBS in China and with five international wader experts: Nigel Clark from BTO, James Phillips from Natural England,…


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  • 연안 돌보기: 연안 습지 복원을 위해 제안된 선언문

    지난 10월 14일 동아시아 대양주 철새이동경로 파트너십 (EAAFP)는 람사르 협약 사무국, 생물다양성협약(CBD), 국제조류보호협회(Birdlife International)과 협업하여 평창에서 열린 제12차 생물다양성협회 당사국총회(CBD COP12)에서 EAAFP…


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  • 동아시아-대양주 철새이동경로상의 이동성물새 생태학적 위기에 처하다

    제12차 생물다양성협약 당사국총회(CBD COP12) 동아시아-대양주 철새이동경로 파트너십(이하 EAAFP) 부대행사 l Read in English l  지난 10월 8일 EAAFP는 동아시아-대양주 철새이동경로상의 이동성 물새가 심각한 생태학적인…


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  • Vietnam becomes the 34th Partner of EAAFP

      On October 19th, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam became the 34th Partner of EAAFP with enthusiastic and unanimous support from all Partners. Vietnam…


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  • Caring for Coasts: A Proposed New Initiative for Coastal Wetland Restoration

    [Press release on EAAFP Side Event at CBD COP 12 in Pyeongchang]   East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), together with its Partners - Ramsar Convention Secretariat, CBD Secretariat and Birdlife International - convened a side-event at CBD COP 12 in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea on 14th October to present a proposed new initiative on coastal wetland restoration, entitled Caring for Coasts. Spike Millington, Chief Executive of EAAFP chaired the event. David Coates of the CBD Secretariat talked of the importance of preserving the coast and the ecosystem services arising from the coastal zone. He was followed by Christopher Briggs, Secretary-General of Ramsar on a global partnership for wetland restoration. Spike Millington described the critical need for coastal wetland conservation and restoration along the East Asian- Australasian Flyway and Yasukuni Shibata, Senior Policy Coordinator, Ministry of Environment of Japan explained the linkages between coastal restoration and disaster risk reduction with examples from Japan and USA. Finally, Cristi Nowaza of Birdlife International introduced the Caring for Coasts initiative and invited CBD Parties and other interested Partners to take up this initiative and identify and prepare a program of work to meet the Caring for Coasts objectives, Countries could choose to become regional or global champions of the initiative. There followed a wide-ranging discussion on coastal restoration and the role of concerned and relevant institutions. On 15th October, the CBD Working Group on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration approved the following paragraph: Emphasizing the critical importance of coastal wetlands for biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, in particular for migratory bird species, sustainable livelihoods, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, invites Parties to give due attention to the conservation and restoration of coastal wetlands, and, in this context, welcomes the work of the Ramsar convention and other initiatives that support the conservation and restoration of coastal wetlands including options to build a Caring for Coasts Initiative, as part of a global movement to restore coastal wetlands; Contact: Spike Millington, Chief Executive, EAAFP chief@eaaflyway.net +82-32-458-6509 Caring for Coasts Read in other languages: About ©Roger Jaensch for the Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation Caring for Coasts : A new Initiative for Coastal Wetland Restoration was adopted by CBD Parties at COP 12 in Republic of Korea on 14th October 2014. EAAFP, together with its Partners – Ramsar Convention Secretariat, CBD Secretariat, Government of Japan and Birdlife International, highlighted this initiative at a side-event at CBD COP 12 and have subsequently been involved in discussions with the CBD Secretariat and other countries to support Caring for Coasts. There is a critical need for coastal wetland conservation and restoration along the EAAF. Caring for Coasts invites CBD Parties and other interested Partners to take up this initiative and identify and prepare a Program of Work to meet the Caring for Coast objectives. Countries could choose to become regional or global champions of the initiative. The linkages between coastal restoration and disaster risk reduction can also be highlighted for the benefit of habitat conservation not only for biodiversity but also people dependent upon them. Key documents Caring for Coasts - Summary document v12 Caring for Coasts - Background + vision v8 Caring for Coasts - Next steps v8 Useful information Paulson Institute and Chinese Partners Publish Blueprint of Coastal Wetland Conservation and Management in China (Paulson Institute, Oct 2015) Conservation should not be seen as a burden (Carolina Hazin, Jun 2015) 2015 World Wetlands Day Statement from CBD (Feb 2015) CBD: Decision adopted by the conference of the parties to the convention on biological diversity (Oct 2014) CBD: COP12 Side Event ‘Caring for Coasts’


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  • Ecological Crisis for Migratory Waterbirds in EAAF

    l Read in Korean l   The East Asian – Australasian Flyway…


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  • CBD and EAAFP Sign Partnership Agreement at CBD COP12

      CBD and EAAFP join forces to conserve migratory waterbirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway   7 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Korea: Today, the Secretariats of…


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