• 8th Meeting of Partners (MoP 8) Date Confirmed

    MoP 8, Hokkaido, Japan, confirmed for 16 – 21 January (Please note that the end date has been changed.) Dear Partners, please mark these dates in your diaries! The 8th Meeting of Partners (MoP8), of the East-Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership is now confirmed from January 16th to 21st, 2015. It will take place in Kushiro, […]

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  • 2014 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census

    The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society has announced preliminary results of the 2014 International Black-faced Spoonbill Census. A total of 2,726 individuals was recorded, showing an increase of just 1 individual (0.04%) since to the previous year. Despite this being a new high for the species, such a small increase is a concern. Taiwan remains […]

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  • 1st World Wildlife Day on 3rd March 2014 in the Republic of Korea

    EAAFP Participated to Celebration of 1st World Wildlife Day on 3rd March 2014 in the Republic of Korea: On 3rd of March, EAAFP participated in an event hosted by  Ministry of Environment Korea to mark the first World Wildlife Day. The date was proclaimed by the United Nations to celebrate the importance of invaluable wild […]

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  • Bird News: Baer’s Pochard spotted on the Han River

    Posted on: February 22, 2014 Author: Tim Edelsten Report by Birds Korea Blog   Bird News from Tim Edelsten From the Hannam bridge to the mouth of the Jungnang Stream (a stretch of about 1.7km) there were massed 14800 Common Pochard and 4600 Tufted Duck. Unfortunately they were flushed by a speedboat, although the sound and sight of […]

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  • “소래습지생태공원 보전 시급”

    “소래습지의 육지화가 심해지고 있다. 바닷물을 끌어와서 습지를 다시 살리고 이를 위해 모니터링 등을 통해 현 상태를 정확히 파악해야 한다.” 남동구에 위치한 ‘소래습지생태공원’에 대한 보전대책 마련이 시급하다는 지적과 함께 현재 상태에 대한 정확한 점검과 파악이 필요하다는 주장이 제기됐다. 인천대 지역연고사업육성 사업단(이하 인천대 RIS)가 지난달 28일 인천종합문화예술회관 국제회의장에서 주최한 ‘소래습지생태공원 활성화를 위한 토론회’에 참석한 이혜경 인천환경운동연합 사무처장은 […]

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  • 《世界自然保护联盟对东南亚潮间带栖息地特别是黄海(含渤海)的状况分析》中文版发布

    2014年1月23日,北京:世界自然保护联盟(IUCN)与东亚-澳大利西亚迁飞区伙伴关系(EAAFP)共同发布了《世界自然保护联盟对东南亚潮间带栖息地特别是黄海(含渤海)的状况分析》的中文版。 该报告由IUCN 物种生存委员会和IUCN亚洲区域办公室共同编写,以评估沿着东亚-澳大利西亚迁飞路线的潮间带栖息地的状况与条件。根据报告内容,这条迁飞路线上很多潮间带状况值得关注。渔业和生态服务正在逐渐恶化,生态灾难不断增加,人的生计受到影响。观察到的水鸟种的数量每年下降5–9%,是地球上任何一个生态系统所罕见的。报告分析还表明黄海的6个关键区域从20世纪80年代起,潮间带栖息地平均丧失了35%。因此该迁飞路线仍存在明显问题,如不采取主要措施来改变此种趋势,这条迁飞路线有可能消亡,其生态服务功能不要很长时间就会被破坏。 IUCN驻华代表朱春全博士谈到:“该报告是为IUCN 会员对东亚-澳大利西亚迁飞路线区域已经出现的生物多样性下降、生态服务功能的丧失和生态灾难日益增加表达关切的一个响应。同时,该报告在大量科学信息的基础上,为东亚-澳大利西亚迁飞路线潮间带的状况提供了清晰画面,可以供相关部门和机构的决策和行动提供有力参考”。而中国环保部生态司自然保护区管理处刘玉平处长则指出:“该报告可以为中国相关政策的制定,特别是滨海地区生态红线的划定,提供有力的参考”。           来自国家林业局、环保部、住建部、水利部等政府部门,来自联合国环境规划书、联合国开发计划署等国际组织,以及湿地国际、世界自然基金会等环保NGO,来自USAID和DFID等双边援助机构,以及来自IUCN会员单位及合作伙伴的超过90名代表出席了报告的发布。   联系人:张琰 – 世界自然保护联盟中国代表处项目总监(E-mail: Yan.zhang@iucn.org) 中文版报告:世界自然保护联盟对东南亚潮间带栖息地特别是黄海(含渤海)的状况分析  英文版报告 English link: http://www.eaaflyway.net/oldsite/launch-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-iucn-situation-analysis-on-east-and-southeast-asian-intertidal-habitats-with-particular-reference-to-the-yellow-sea-including-the-bohai-sea/

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  • Launch of the Chinese Version of the IUCN situation analysis on East and Southeast Asian intertidal habitats

    January 23, Beijing – the Chinese version report of the IUCN situation analysis on East and Southeast Asian intertidal habitats, with particular reference to the Yellow Sea (including the Bohai Sea) was launched together by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Partnership for the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAFP).   […]

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  • Nearly 20 years old Whimbrel observed at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    Whimbrel A8 observed at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – Reported by David Li and How Choon Beng of SBWR team. During the migratory season between August to March, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) conducts fortnightly ringing sessions. On 29th Jan 2014, the team netted 4 Whimbrels amongst the other birds. One of these Whimbrels was […]

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  • Birds Korea Scaly-sided Merganser Survey

    Posted on: January 27, 2014 Author: Nial Moores PhD Report by Birds Korea   A total of 149 Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus were recorded nationwide by the Birds Korea survey, conducted between January 5th and 22nd 2014.  This number is remarkably similar to the 140-149 recorded by our survey work in February 2012, despite much greater survey effort this year, […]

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  • 조류 인플루엔자 및 야생조류 학술대책위원회 성명문

        조류 인플루엔자 및 야생조류 학술대책위원회 성명문: 대한민국의 가금류 및 야생 조류에서의 고병원성 조류 인플루엔자 H5N8에 대하여   2014년 1월   주요 메시지 고병원성 조류 인플루엔자 (HPAI)는 가금류 생산 시스템과 이의 가치 사슬과 연관되어 있습니다. H5N8 HPAI가 최근 대한민국의 국내 가금류로부터 알려졌으며 가금류 및 야생 조류의 사망을 유발하였습니다. 가금류 산업뿐만 아니라 가창오리 무리를 포함한 […]

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