• Myanmar Conservation Group Protects Endangered Bird Species

    Author: Logan Linnane   As the level of human and infrastructural development in Myanmar continually climbs, the status of the republic’s wildlife looks bleak more than ever. The Spoon-Billed Sandpiper is one of the world’s most Critically Endangered birds, with a population falling below 500 members. While the drop in population couldn’t be any more […]

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  • News from the 9th Australasian Shorebird Conference

    Following the Management Committee meeting of the Australian Wader Study Group on September 19, the Australian Australasian Shorebird Conference kicked off with the attendance of over 60 shorebird researchers mostly from Australian and New Zealand with some invited guests from China, South Korea and Thailand. Dr. Judit Szabo, EAAFP Science Officer gave a plenary talk […]

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  • H3 STILL GOING STRONG

    Article by Global Flyway Network   In February 2008 Global Flyway Network, US Geological Survey, Point Reyes Bird Observatory California and AWSG implanted 14 Bar-tailed Godwits with satellite transmitters as a complimentary study to the work by from the US Geological Survey, Point Reyes Bird Observatory California, Massey University, NZ and Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust. […]

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  • First ‘grand-chick for conservationist

    All the text and photos by The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)   This little fellow is the first ever spoon-billed sandpiper chick to be hatched in the wild by a hand-reared bird. Spoon-billed sandpipers are critically endangered and the news confirms to conservationists that the birds they hand-rear go on to breed naturally once […]

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  • Update from the SBS survey team in Rudong, China

    Author: Nigel Clark (SBS Task Force from China)   A Team lead by SBS in China and with five international wader experts; Nigel Clark from BTO, James Phillips from Natural England, Guy Anderson and Andy Schofield from RSPB and Rich Hearn from WWT, has come together to survey the autumn concentration of SBS on the […]

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  • Vietnamese Flyway and Ramsar Site Manager Workshop on 21-24 October 2014

    Together with Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia, EAAFP organised a national site manager training workshop on 21-24 October, hosted by Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, Vietnam. Participants were around 60 site managers, including different stakeholders and they were from the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, […]

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  • Shenzhen’s reach for stars puts Deep Bay wetland birds at risk

    Press release: South China Morning Post   Environmental experts said Shenzhen’s scheme to convert Deep Bay wetlands into a commercial zone would threaten many migratory birds visiting the Mai Po Nature Reserve. According to Dr Wen Xianji of WWF, Deep Bay is a very important stopover site for migratory birds within East Asian – Australasian […]

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  • Instruction to erecting of Scaly-sided Merganser artificial nest site

    General notes   Scaly-sided Merganser is extreme cavity nester. From the other hand the species inhabits only fast flowing clean rivers of third to seven order. Upper 40 km of river is not in use by this duck. Occurrence on flood-plain ponds and small creeks is irregular. Artificial nest site [ANS] occupation depends on forest […]

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  • Call for 2014 Application to the Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund

    Author: Katherine Leung (AWCF Secretariat)   The ‘Asian Waterbird Conservation Fund’ has been established to provide financial support to projects on the ground in Asia that will lead to the conservation or protection of migratory waterbirds and their wetland habitats in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway, particularly through partnership with the local community at […]

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  • ACB becomes the 33rd Partner of EAAFP

      On August 21st, EAAFP welcomed the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) as its 33rd Partner.     The ACB has a very significant role in supporting ASEAN Member States to help conserve the globally important biodiversity of South East Asia. It supports Working Groups on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity and also on Coastal and Marine Habitats. […]

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