• 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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  • 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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