• Singapore students visited Seocheon, Republic of Korea, as part of Flyway Sister Sites and Sister Wetland Affiliations Programme

    Mr. Mohamad Azlin, National Parks Board, Singapore As part of the Sister Wetland Affiliations Programme and Flyway Sister Sites activity, linking Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) and Geum River Estuary of Seocheon County, a group of 22 students and three teachers from River Valley High School embarked on a one-week exchange programme to the Republic […]

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  • Trip to encourage Myanmar to join EAAFP

    On June 14, Spike Millington, Chief Executive, and Minseon Kim, Program Officer, headed to Myanmar to support and follow up Myanmar’s application to join EAAFP and its nomination of Flyway Network Sites. Meetings were held with Director Win Naing Thaw and Mr. Pyi Soe Aung of the Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division of the Ministry […]

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  • Singapore Intertidal Zone Conservation Symposium

    A two-day Symposium on Intertidal Conservation in Southeast Asia was held at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) in Singapore on 12-13 June 2014, co-hosted by BirdLife International, the National Parks Board, the National University of Singapore’s Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL/NUS), and the Nature Society of Singapore. The Symposium aimed to raise awareness […]

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  • A step forward for threatened migratory waterbirds in Incheon, Korea

      Incheon and Gyeonggi tidal flats are important for a great number of migratory bird species, which are now at risk through rapid urban development and reclamation of coastal areas. The EAAFP secretariat has been calling meetings to take proactive measure to halt the unsustainable development in this area with key stakeholders including central and […]

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  • Yongjeong Island, July 12

    Posted on: July 13, 2014 Author: Tim Edelsten Report by Birds Korea   Bird News from Tim Edelsten At a construction site for the planned new runway, an opportunistic Saunders’s Gull colony has been active recently (via SKS). A parent was photographed feeding a well-grown chick here on July 2nd (OSH). Today little activity remained, […]

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  • Imprinting, memory of Black-faced Spoonbills

    The Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) co-produced documentary with China and Japan, for the first time on the Black-faced Spoonbill’s breeding ecology, flyways, and the human efforts to protect the species which had been under the veil for a long time. Nowadays remaining natural wildlife habitat areas are getting fewer yearly. Moreover, the loss of the […]

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  • MOU between BirdLife and Seocheon County Signed

    Author: Becky Rush Report by BirdLife International   Rio Tinto, through the Rio Tinto – BirdLife International Partnership Programme, is providing funding until end 2015 for a pilot project on migratory bird conservation within the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) to help achieve their commitment to Net Positive Impact on biodiversity, and to help safeguard seven […]

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  • 송도갯벌, 국내 19번째 ‘람사르 습지’ 지정

    송도갯벌 습지보호지역이 람사르 습지로 지정됐다. 인천시(시장 유정복)와 한국해양환경관리공단(이사장 곽인섭)은 멸종위기 조류인 저어새·검은머리갈매기 등이 서식하고 있는 송도갯벌 습지보호지역이 람사르 습지로 지정됐다고 밝혔다. 이들 기관에 따르면 스위스에 본사를 둔 람사르 사무국은 송도 6·8공구 옆 2.5㎢, 11공구옆 3.61㎢ 등 송도갯벌 습지보호지역 6.11㎢를 람사르 습지로 지정했다. 송도갯벌 람사르 습지증서는 7월 10일 송도컨벤시아에서 개최된 ‘제13회 세계습지의 날 기념식’에서 손재학 해양수산부차관으로부터 […]

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  • 매립 또 매립… 송도갯벌 조류 절반 떠났다

    먹이터·번식지 축소따라 3년새 50% 이상 급감 람사르습지 지정이 무색 저어새 등 멸종위기종체계적 보호방안 시급   10일 송도컨벤시아에서 열린 ‘EAAFP(동아시아-대양주 철새이동경로 파트너십) 인천―경기 생태지역 태스크포스 워크숍’에서 국립공원관리공단 국가지질공원사무국 황보연 박사(조류 생태학)는 “송도국제도시와 주변지역에서 확인된 조류의 연간 최대 개체수가 2010년 2만9천936마리에서 지난해 1만2천67마리로 줄었다”고 밝혔다. 도요새·물떼새와 같은 섭금류와 오리 종류인 수금류의 개체수 감소가 두드러졌다. 2010년 이 지역을 […]

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  • Migratory bird ecology awarded € 2.5 million research boost through Theunis Piersma

    Posted on: July 4, 2014 Author: Shaun Hurrell Report by BirdLife INTERNATIONAL   By Shaun Hurrell, Fri, 04/07/2014 – 15:17 Professor Theunis Piersma, world authority on the ecology of migratory birds (especially Red Knots) has been awarded The Spinoza Prize – the so-called ‘Dutch Nobel Prize’. The prize comes with an award of € 2.5 […]

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