The Partnership, adopted in the list of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) as a Type II initiative – an informal and voluntary initiative, was launched on 6 November 2006, and aims to protect migratory waterbirds, their habitat and the livelihoods of people dependent upon them.
As of 2020, the EAAFP is comprised of 39 Partners, including 18 National Governments, 6 Inter-Governmental Organizations, 13 International Non-Governmental Organizations, 1 International Organization and 1 International Private Enterprise.
- 1996 Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy established
- 2002 The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) was adopted in the list of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) as a Type II initiative.
- 2005 Adopted as a Ramsar Regional Initiative
- 2006 Launch of the EAAFP and First Meeting of Partners – Bogor, Indonesia
- 2007 Second Meeting of Partners – Beijing, China
- 2008 Third Meeting of Partners – Incheon, Republic of Korea
- 2009 May – The five year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on hosting the Secretariat of the EAAFP was signed by the Chair of the EAAFP, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea and the Metropolitan City of Incheon.
- 2009 July – Inauguration of the EAAFP Secretariat in Incheon, Repulic of Korea
- 2010 Feb – Fourth Meeting of Partners – Incheon, Republic of Korea
- 2010 Dec – Fifth Meeting of Partners – Siem Reap, Cambodia
- 2012 Mar – Sixth Meeting of Partners – Palembang, Indonesia
- 2013 June – Seventh Meeting of Partners – Alaska, USA
- 2015 Jan – Eighth Meeting of Partners – Kushiro, Japan
- 2017 Jan – Ninth Meeting of Partners – Singapore
- 2018 Dec – Tenth Meeting of Partners – Changjiang, China
- The Partnership Document is the official document outlining the nature and functioning of the Partnership.
- How to join: The partnership is open to new partners. Access the Become a Partner page for more information on the procedures for membership and the benefits of joining.