The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership is a network of partners within the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF). The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) aims to protect migratory waterbirds, their habitat and the livelihoods of people dependent upon them.

The Flyway is one of 9 major migratory routes recognised globally. Partners include National Governments, Inter-Governmental Organisations, International
Non-governmental Organisations, and International Private Enterprise, which agree to endorse the text and support the objectives and actions under this Partnership.

Shuangtai Hekou National Nature Reserve (EAAF004) © Zhang Ming

152 Flyway Network Sites

Hooded Cranes and Bean Goose © Anqing Yangtze Riverine Wetland Nature Reserve

> 210 Migratory Waterbird Species

10th Meeting of Partners (MoP 10) ⓒ Eugene Cheah

40 EAAFP Partners


Migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway are recognised and 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 in the East Asian - Australasian Flyway. 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.



  • 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.

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