• The ‘Monument’ Spoon-billed Sandpiper ‘01’ returns to Rudong

    Author: Christoph Zöckler (SBS Task Force Coordinator)   The male Spoon-billed Sandpiper ‘01’ has bred not far from the village Meinypilgyno in Chukotka, Russia since at least 2010, but possibly for much longer. It is named ‘monument’ SBS as it always breeds near an old monument set up by the villagers, but as it happens, the bird’s […]

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  • LONG-DISTANCE AUSSIE TRAVELLERS ‘UNDER THREAT’

    News Release by Fuller Lab   Two once-common migratory birds have been nominated this week for admission to Australia’s list of threatened species. Catastrophic recent declines in populations of the curlew sandpiper and eastern curlew have resulted in their nomination for threatened status, based on work led by researchers at the Fuller Lab and the […]

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  • Google Street View Trekker on kayak around Malaysian coastline

    News Release by Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)   Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday, 26th August 2014 –The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) today launched its most anticipated event in Malaysia, Paddle for Nature, a solo kayak expedition covering more than 2,000km of the Peninsular Malaysia coastline. Starting on 9th September 2014 in Pengkalan Kubor, Kelantan, the expedition will […]

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  • EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force Newsletter for No.12 August 2014 published

    Congratulations! The EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force (SBS TF) is ten years old now. SBS TF has published its 12th newsletter in August 2014. This special issue covers 1) SBS-activities in the Gulf of Mottama, Myanmar, 2) SBS surveys and illegal mist netting surveys in SW Guangdong, China, 3) Spring activities in Rudong, China, 4) Spring Survey […]

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  • ‘Prioritizing Migratory Shorebirds for Conservation Action on the EAAF’ a report by WWF-Hong Kong

    From Bena Smith (WWF-Hong Kong) The report is an initiative for regional prioritization of the status of shorebirds using the EAAF, and is an objective assessment of the conservation status of EAAF populations using the latest available data on population size, trends, and distribution, to determine which populations are most likely to reach or approach […]

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  • A Big Comeback for Chinese Crested Terns in the Jiushan Islands, China

    All the text and photos by Simba Chan (BirdLife International)   The audio-visual social attraction of Chinese Crested Terns at the Jiushan Islands had a second and even more successful year: at least 43 Chinese Crested Terns arrived and stayed on the island of Tiedun Dao this breeding season (from mid-May to early August 2014), […]

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  • 缅甸成为EAAFP第32位合作伙伴

      7月27日,在全体合作伙伴一致同意下,缅甸联邦共和国政府成为EAAFP的第32位合作伙伴。 在过去的多年时间里,尽管缅甸政府当时并不是EAAFP的正式合作伙伴,但其一直长期积极地支持着EAAFP及我们的相关活动。该国对许多迁徙水鸟来说都是至关重要的。 孟加拉湾及安达曼海沿岸维系着大面积的潮间带滩涂,同时,已被提名为EAAFP鸟类关键分布区的莫塔马湾(Gulf of Mottama)对勺嘴鹬也有着全球性重要意义,因该区域是支持相当大比重此类极度濒危物种度过非繁殖季的为数不多的鸟区之一。 EAAFP勺嘴鹬特别工作组与当地相关部门、NGO及社区合作,共同开展调查,以减少由任意捕捉鸻鹬鸟类行为所造成的威胁。此外,缅甸还支持了另外一种极度濒危物种——青头潜鸭的大量种群。 目前还需要更多的调查和监测,才能有效地评估缅甸境内的勺嘴鹬和其他水鸟物种的生存现状。现已有五个鸟区缴入到EAAFP 鸟类关键分布区(FSN)中,分别是莫塔马湾,印多吉湖,莫亦云吉湿地(Moeyungyi Wetland),茵莱湖以及Meinmahla岛。EAAFP非常期待与缅甸政府的合作,以便加强国家层面的合作关系——缅甸境内一些国际和国家级非政府保育组织非常积极地支持正在开展的调查,监测和保育行动,包括一些和EAAFP其他合作伙伴共同开展的活动。

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  • Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever

    Posted on: July 28, 2014 Author: Bruce Stutz Report by Yale Environment 360   Along the Delaware River estuary, efforts are underway to restore wetlands lost due to centuries of human activity. With sea levels rising, coastal communities there and and elsewhere in the U.S. and Europe are realizing the value of wetlands as important […]

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  • Songdo Shorebird Return 27 July – 3 Aug

    Posted on: August 4th, 2014 Author: Spike Millington Report by Birds Korea   A surprising number of shorebirds were back at Songdo mudflats on 27 July. Subsequent visits over the next few dates to Gojan high tide roost revealed very variable numbers, indicating that the reclamation activities are probably affecting numbers as they find alternative roost sites […]

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  • Nomination of Inner Gulf of Thailand as EAAFP Flyway Site Network moves forward

    The Inner Gulf of Thailand has a 195 km-long section of the coastal zone from Laem Phak Bia in the west to Chonburi in the east and includes an estimated 23,500 ha of intertidal mudflats, extending over 2 km from the shoreline at low tide in places. Four major rivers, Mae Klong, Tha Chin, Chao […]

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