• Rare sighting of marked spoon-billed sandpiper on migration

    A rare sighting of a marked spoon-billed sandpiper on migration was reported last weekend from Rudong mudflats north of Shanghai The critically endangered bird was identified by a lime green plastic flag on its leg marked ‘01’ that was attached by scientists from Birds Russia on its breeding grounds this summer. Conservationists know that this […]

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  • Guwayi shorebird tracked through science and culture

    YAWURU language teacher, Maxine Charlie, remembers as a child seeing large flocks of Bar-tailed Godwits flying over the foreshore of Roebuck Bay when camping with her family. What she didn’t know at the time was that these birds carry out remarkable feats of migration between Siberia and Roebuck Bay travelling more than 10,000 kilometres each […]

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  • Spoon-billed sandpiper numbers boosted by conservationists

    Critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers fledglings have increased in number by a quarter in 2013, after conservationists intervened to hand rear chicks. As few as 100 breeding pairs remain in the wild, rearing just 60 young between them each year on average. The 16 additional hand-reared young are a significant boost for the species, which is […]

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  • Malaysia Celebrates New Designation of Bako Buntal Bay to Flyway Site Network of EAAFP

    Malaysia joined to East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) on November 2012 and nominated Bako Buntal Bay as an EAAFP Flyway Network Site on 15th May 2013. On 23rd August 2013, the Chief Executive of EAAFP, Mr Spike Millington officially presented the network site certificate to Sarawak Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Hj Abdul Taib Mahmud during […]

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  • Japan Designates Arao-higata as an EAAFP Flyway Network Site

    Arao-higata was added to the EAAFP Flyway Site Network (FSN) on 30th June 2013. Arao-higata is located on the eastern side of Japan and is the largest single tidal flat in the country. As this site supports many internationally important migratory waterbirds, it is highly recognised as one of the crucial sites along the EAA […]

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  • EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force Newsletter for No.10 August 2013 published

    The EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force (SBS TF) published its tenth newsletter in August 2013. In this newsletter, you can find the following key news on 25 young chicks reared for head-starting in Meinypil’gino, chukotka; 9 more potential breeding sites searched with Heritage Expedition; No more new breeding sites found; 10-11 breeding pairs in Meinypil’gino, […]

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  • EAAFP-WLI Joint Newsletter on CEPA Published

    EAAFP and WLI published its first joint newsletter focusing on wetland CEPA (Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness) activities across the flyway in September 2013. It aims to share experience of practical wetlands CEPA activities between partners of EAAFP and WLI. As we are sure you know, wetland conservation cannot succeed unless we have collaborative work […]

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  • 500 Children’s animation on saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

    This project involved 500 children and helpers from 12 areas and 8 countries (Russia, Republic of Korea, Japan, Jiangsu and Fujian in mainland China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh) which are along Spoon-billed Sandpiper’s migratory route. Children helped colouring over 1200 pictures for the animation one by one. The whole project took about 8 months […]

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  • EAAFP MoP7 held in Alaska

    The Seventh Meeting of the Partners of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) was held in Anchorage and Seward, Alaska, USA on 10-14th June 2013, hosted by EAAFP Partner, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Three new Partners were welcomed at the Meeting: the Government of Malaysia, Wildlife Conservation Society and the Secretariat for […]

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  • New cooperation for conservation of Arctic breeding birds migrating along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

    June 10, 2013, Anchorage, Alaska: Today, the Secretariats of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and the Partnership for the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAFP) signed a Resolution of Cooperation to better coordinate efforts to promote and protect birds along a migratory flywaythat is home to over 50 million waterbirds. The East Asia-Australasian Flyway […]

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