Migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway are conserved for the benefit of people and biodiversity.


The Partnership provides a flyway wide framework to promote dialogue, cooperation and collaboration between a range of stakeholders to conserve migratory waterbirds and their habitats. Stakeholders include all levels of governments, site managers, multilateral environment agreements, technical institutions, UN agencies, development agencies, industrial and private sector, academe, non-government organisations, community groups and local people.


The 5 Objectives of EAAFP are:

  • Objective 1 - Development of the Network of sites of international importance for the conservation of migratory waterbirds along the East Asian- Australasian Flyway;
  • Objective 2 - Enhance communication, education and public awareness of the values of migratory waterbirds and their habitats;
  • Objective 3 - Enhance flyway research and monitoring activities, build knowledge and promote exchange of information on waterbirds and their habitats;
  • Objective 4 - Build the habitat and waterbird management capacity of natural resource managers, decision-makers and local stakeholders;
  • Objective 5 - Develop, especially for priority species and habitats, flyway wide approaches to enhance the conservation status of migratory waterbirds.