• Service Protects Red Knot as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act

    News Release by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service December 9, 2014 Contact: Laury Parramore 703-358-2541 laury_parramore@fws.gov Designation highlights concern over impacts of climate change, development across Americas The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced federal protection for the rufa subspecies of the red knot, a robin-sized shorebird, designating it as threatened under the Endangered […]

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  • EAAFP National Shorebirds Network Meeting in Japan

    EAAFP National Shorebirds Network Meeting in Japan was held in Kashima, Saga, Japan from 30 September to 1 October 2014, organized by Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The aim of the meeting was to promote understanding on EAAFP and share information among site managers of the Flyway network Sites that supports shorebirds’ migration. 35 participants […]

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  • Black-faced Spoonbill Event in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

    On 28-29 November 2014, Black-faced Spoonbill (BFS) Event was hosted by Incheon NGO at Yeonsu-gu Office in Incheon, South Korea, with an aim to raise awareness on BFS and Songdo Tidal Flat (Ramsar Site), share the result of conservation works in 2014 to improve the collaboration between citizen, government, and academy. On the first day, […]

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  • 寻找”神话之鸟”:中华凤头燕鸥

    视频及文字源自OPCFHongKong   中华凤头燕鸥(Sterna bernsteini),是全球最濒危的鸟类之一,当前其野外成鸟数量估计不足50只。它们曾经在长达60年的时间里被认为已从地球上消失,直至2000年才重新被发现仍未绝种, 故它们便被誉为“神话之鸟”。我们两个来自香港大学的大学生今年六月前往浙江离岸海岛见证和研究它们的繁殖过程,以及了解当地中华凤头燕鸥正在面临的威胁。 原文链接,请点击这里。  

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  • Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds statement on 3 December 2014

    Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds statement on: H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in poultry and wild birds 3rd December 2014   This statement, from the UN CMS/FAO Co-Convened Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds is released in response to the recent H5N8 HPAI developments (November 2014) to inform […]

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  • Summary of the IWC Stakeholder Meeting in 2014

    The International Waterbird Census (IWC) stakeholder meeting was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 23 September. The summary of the meeting is now available at here(Wetlands International). To see the report directly, please click here. For your information, the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) runs over the second and third weeks of January, which for 2015 […]

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  • The Bird of Legend: Chinese Crested Tern

    Texts and video by OPCFHongKong   Chinese Crested Tern is one of the most endangered birds in the world, with less than 50 adult individual left in the wild currently. They were once thought to be extinct from the world for sixty years, until they were rediscovered in the year 2000, giving them the name […]

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  • Asian Wetland Symposium (AWS) / Ramsar Asia Regional Meeting (RARM) in Siem Reap, Cambodia

    The Asian Wetland Symposium (AWS) was held together with the Ramsar Pre-COP12 Asia Regional Meeting (RARM) on 3-7 November 2014 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, hosted by the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, Wetlands International Japan and Ramsar Center Japan. The AWS provides an opportunity for discussions among various sectors who […]

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  • Incheon International City Forum in Songdo

    On the last October, Incheon International City Forum was jointly hosted by Incheon Development & Tourism Corporation and the Incheon International Relations Foundation at Songdo Convensia in Incheon, South Korea, with an aim to ensure the sustainability of Incheon as an international city and to find ways to support to co-prosperity of the local community […]

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  • Birds Korea News from Jeollanamdo, South Korea

    Written by Andreas Kim from Bird Korea   After the strong rain the day before had brought the river visited had largely very brownish color and the water level was rather high. Most numerous species was Eastern Spot-billed Duck with c. 40 individuals all along the observed area. In addition 6 Mallrad, one Common Teal, 3 […]

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