• Tubbataha now an EAA Flyway Network Site

    by Victoria Asuncion S. Mendoza Philippine Information Agency, Republic of the Philippines   Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) [EAAF123] is now a Flyway Network Site of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), a platform for international cooperation for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and the sustainable use of their habitats. Spike Millington, Chief Executive of the EAAFP announced […]

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  • Korea must regulate invasive species

    By Kim Se-jeong, The Korea Times   An American ecology scholar advised the Korean government, Tuesday 7 July, to set up regulations to counter the trade of “invasive species” here and protect Korea’s biodiversity. Speaking at the World Leaders’ Conservation Forum on Jeju Island, Prof. Daniel Simberloff from the University of Tennessee said piranhas recently […]

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  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper news brief Summer 2015

    Christoph Zöckler, EAAFP Spoon-billed Sandpiper (SBS) Task Force Coordinator In the spring ‘SBS in China’ and British birdwatchers under the lead of Jing Li and Guy Anderson (RSPB) were surveying the Rudong and Dongtai coast in China for homeward migrating Spoon-billed Sandpiper. The team surveying between 3 and 12 May found a minimum of 62 […]

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  • Spike’s Interview with Arctic breeding shorebirds expert Pavel Tomkovich

    by Spike Millington Chief Executive of the EAAFP Secretariat Pavel Tomkovich is one of the most experienced and respected scientists working on Arctic breeding birds, particularly shorebirds. In July 2015, I had the opportunity to accompany Pavel to a couple of field sites near Meinapilgino, just south of the Arctic circle in Chukotka, Russia. In […]

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  • Australia’s Threatened Species Strategy, plus $6.6 million funding

    Dr. Mark Carey, Department of the Environment, Government of Australia   The Australian Government Minister for the Environment launched the Threatened Species Strategy and announced $6.6 million dollars for threatened species projects. Australia is a country rich in unique plants and animals. They are core to our identity, culturally significant to Indigenous peoples, important to the […]

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  • New manual presents guidelines on sustainable tourism and management in sensitive biodiversity areas

    Press Release from the Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Montreal, 3 July 2015 Enforcing the notion that a healthy natural environment is one of the world’s most important tourism attractions, and that visiting nature serves to heighten awareness of its intrinsic value for us all, a new manual launched by the Secretariat of […]

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  • Great news for Pacific seabirds and marine mammals as Russia bans driftnet fishery

    By Shaun Hurrell, BirdLife International This week, Russia introduced a law that bans large-scale driftnets in Russian  waters. These nets can be up to 32 km long and are used by Japanese and Russian vessels to target various species of salmon in the Russian Far East. Fishermen pulling in small gillnets off the coast of […]

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  • 국립생물자원관, 재갈매기 이동경로 세계 최초로 밝히다

    국립생물자원관 보도자료 국립생물자원관(관장 김상배)은 재갈매기(Larus vegae)에 위치추적발신기를 부착하여 추적을 실시한 결과, 세계 최초로 이동경로를 확인했다. 지난 2015년 2월 25일 강원도 삼척에서 추적발신기를 부착한 4개체의 이동경로를 확인한 결과, 대부분이 4월 하순부터 5월 중순 사이에 동해를 지나  러시아 번식지로 향하는 것으로 확인되었다. 현재 3개체는 러시아 극동지역까지 이동한 것으로 확인되었다. 재갈매기는 우리나라에 도래하는 갈매기 중에 개체수가 가장 많은 겨울 철새다. 러시아 […]

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  • Seabirds and fishing gear – a conundrum

    By Marguerite Tarzia, BirdLife International Every day across the world, fishermen and women are out at sea, along coasts or far offshore in search of a good fish catch. Seabirds are irresistibly drawn to their boats, the bait, and the promise of a tasty and easily caught meal. But getting too close to fishing gear is […]

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  • Peatlands of South East Asia are heading towards a socio-economic disaster

    Press Release from Wetlands International   Agricultural production in vast regions of South East Asia will be lost in the coming decades as a result of flooding of extensive lowland landscapes due to unsustainable development and management of peat soils. About 82% of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak (East Malaysia) will be irreversibly flooded within […]

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