• CBD and EAAFP Sign Partnership Agreement at CBD COP12

    [Press release]   CBD and EAAFP join forces to conserve migratory waterbirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway   7 October 2014, Pyeongchang, Korea: Today, the Secretariats of the  East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) signed a Partnership Agreement to better coordinate efforts to promote and protect migratory waterbird species […]

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  • Celebrating Australia’s wetlands: A showcase of Australian Ramsar sites

    Source by : Australian Government (Department of the Environment)   Australia was one of the first signatories to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, known as the Ramsar Convention. As evidence of its leadership and commitment to the Convention, Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory was designated as the world’s first Ramsar wetland in 1974. […]

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  • Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

    Source by: Wildlife Extra   Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey. Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology Professor Marcel Klaassen, along with other researchers, is examining the migratory behaviour of shorebirds […]

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  • Migrating birds acting as “early warning system” for habitat loss

    Source by United Nations Radio   The changing habits of birds migrating through Asia is acting as an” early warning system” for the loss of coastal habitats, according to a network of organisations which protects migratory routes. The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership says that if birds need to change those routes it shows the eco-systems […]

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  • Scaly-sided Merganser Nest Box Programme

    Source by Dr. Diana V Solovyeva (Task Force Coordinator) [Video] This video is about an artificial nest programme for the endangered Scaly-sided Merganser, which has advantages and disadvantages. See more information about Scaly-sided Merganser

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  • 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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