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.
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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.
Partners include governments, inter-governmental agencies international non-government organisations and international business sector…. Read more.
What is a Flyway?
The East Asian-Australasian Flyway extends from within the Arctic Circle, through East and South-east Asia, to Australia and New Zealand, stretching across 22 countries.
A flyway is the entire range of a migratory bird species (or groups of related species or distinct populations of a single species) through which it moves on an annual basis from the breeding grounds to non-breeding areas, including intermediate resting and feeding places as well as the area within which the birds migrate (Boere and Stroud 2006)…. Read more.
Migratory birds are species where a substantial proportion of the global or a regional population makes regular cyclical movements beyond the breeding range, with predictable timing and destinations (Kirby et al. 2008).
CMS (Convention on Migratory Species) definition – Migratory birds are the entire population or any geographically separate part of the population of any species or lower taxon of wild birds, a significant proportion of whose members cyclically and predictably cross one or more national jurisdictional boundaries (Kirby et al. 2008)…. Read more.