• Mark Barter Travel Award and Australasian Shorebird Conference 2022

    Following the announcement of the Australasian Shorebird Conference (ASC) organized by Australasian Wader Study Group and Queensland Wader Study Group, to be held virtually on 29-30 October 2022 (link), please mark the date and stay tuned for further information about the program, registration arrangements, and call for abstracts will be forthcoming in the near future. In line with the ASC, the Mark Barter Travel Award nomination has been launched. Mark Barter Travel Award The AWSG Committee will again be offering an Award to honour the late Mark Barter. Shorebird workers and others will be aware of the tremendous contribution that Mark made to the understanding and conservation of shorebirds in the East Asian- Australasian Flyway over many years. In view of Mark’s substantial contributions through monitoring, training and education focused on the Yellow Sea region, this Award seeks to build on Mark’s work by encouraging the further experience and development of young people who have demonstrated an interest in this work. Scope of Award The recipient of this Award will be sponsored to participate in the 2022 Australasian Shorebird Conference (ASC) which will be held online 29th – 30th September. The Award will cover the cost of registration for the recipient. Selection Criteria As the Award is focused on the Yellow Sea region, applications are sought from interested people from China, the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in shorebirds and supporting their conservation through a scientific approach. The successful applicant is strongly encouraged to give an oral or poster presentation to the ASC. Applications Applications with supporting information should be forwarded to awsgconference@gmail.com   by 1 August 2022. At least two referees should be nominated in the application. Mark Barter. Photo courtesy:  Australasian Wader Study Group


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  • Envisioning Roadmap of the Gochang Tidal Flat World Heritage Site management

    To further develop the roadmap for advancing management of Gochang Tidal Flat after its designation as a World Heritage Site in Ro Korea, a 2-day technical workshop for…


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  • 2021 International Symposium for the Hwaseong Wetlands – “All Connected through the Hwaseong Wetlands: One World, One Future”

    On 26th November, the 2021 International Symposium for the Hwaseong Wetlands hosted by Hwaseong City was held. The Symposium aimed to promote the importance and values of the Hwaseong…


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  • 2021 in Review: Work and achievements of EAAFP Partners and Secretariat

    Development of the Flyway Site Network 1. Welcome Taehwa River in Ro Korea and Sarobetsu Wetland in Japan as New Flyway Network Sites In 2021, two new Flyway Network Sites…


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  • 2021 Yellow Sea Peace Forum: The search for a Peace Zone in Maritime Border Areas and the Roles of Incheon City, Ro Korea

    © Incheon institute The 2021 Yellow Sea Peace Forum was held on October 15th, 2021 in Songdo,…


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  • EAAFP virtual engagement in IUCN World Conservation Congress

    Every four years, IUCN holds the World Conservation Congress…


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  • “Development of a Joint Inventory of the Status of Migratory Birds in the West/Yellow Sea” – Webinar summary

    On 27 May 2021, a webinar namely “Development of a Joint Inventory of the Status of Migratory Birds in the West/Yellow Sea”…


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  • 20-Year Population Trends of Wintering Waterbirds in Deep Bay, South China

    Along the East Asian-Australasian flyway (EAAF), waterbirds are threatened by a wide range of environmental and anthropogenic factors. Habitat transformation along the coast of China, especially in the Yellow…


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  • West/Yellow Sea Webinar – “Development of a Joint Inventory of the Status of Migratory Birds in the West/Yellow Sea”

    The EAAFP Secretariat, together with IUCN, Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia are hosting a webinar on the “Development of a Joint Inventory of the Status of Migratory Birds in the West/Yellow Sea” on 27 May at 2:30pm - 6pm (KST) to share views on the key species, population trends and habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, with particular focus on the West/Yellow Sea region and discuss future collaboration. National Partners and acknowledgeable scholars will present and discuss on the topic. Title: Development of a Joint Inventory of the Status of Migratory Birds in the West/Yellow Sea Date: 14:30 – 18:00, 27 May 2021 (Thursday, KST) Organizers: EAAFP Secretariat, IUCN Asia Office, RRC-EA (Secretariat of the Working Group on the Conservation of the West/Yellow/West Sea Intertidal and Associated Coastal Wetlands) Sponsors: World Heritage Promotion Team of Korean Tidal Flats, Hanns Seidel Foundation Participants: EAAF Countries partners, Representatives from the Ministries of ROK, DPRK and PRC, IUCN, EAAFP, RRC-EA, International Organizations, Researchers, Experts and local NGO Meeting Platform: Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqc-Gupj0rHte5LwCPn5COTt-nRVg5A_ti Moderator: Ms. Hyeseon Do, Programme Officer, EAAFP Secretariat Program/Timetable Key Note Speaker: Title:  Prof. Richard Fuller Prof. Richard Fuller is a Professor at the University of Queensland. He studies how people have affected the natural world around them, and how some of our destructive effects can best be reversed. To answer these questions, the lab group works on pure and applied topics in biodiversity and conservation, spanning the fields of migration ecology, conservation planning and urban ecology. Much of their work is interdisciplinary, focusing on the interactions between people and nature, how these can be enhanced, and how these relationships can be shaped to converge on coherent solutions to the biodiversity crisis. They have devoted much of the last 10 years to understanding why East Asian-Australasian migratory shorebirds have declined so rapidly and what can be done to reverse those declines.  


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  • 2020 Yellow & Bohai Sea Coastal Wetlands Symposium and establishment of Yellow Sea Wetland Institute in China

    Since the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I) in Yancheng was inscribed in the as UNESCO’s Natural World Heritage site on 5th…


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