• EAAFP welcomes new Focal Point of Wildlife Conservation Society

    The EAAFP Secretariat welcomes new Focal Point of Wildlife Conservation Society, Martin Robards. Below is the short biography of him. Dr. Martin Robards is the Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Arctic Beringia Program – a transboundary effort working across Chukotka (Russian Federation), Alaska (United States), and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Canada). He is an […]

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  • Sand mining threat to Siberian Cranes at Poyang Lake, China

    By Jim Harris Senior Vice President International Crane Foundation Growing evidence points to intensive sand dredging as having a significant impact on water levels and flows for Poyang Lake [EAAF025], the most important wintering area for waterbirds in East Asia. On average 400,000 waterbirds spend the winter at Poyang, including 98% of the world’s critically […]

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  • The 1st Asian Argos birds tracking workshop was held in Tokyo, Japan

    Yann Bernard Head, Environmental Monitoring Collecte Localisation Satellites(CLS) With 60 attendees, the 1st Asian Argos birds tracking workshop hosted by Keio University and organized by CLS Argos in Japan was a great success! Held in Tokyo on the last March 9, 2016 this workshop was aimed to make information exchange between biological and technical scientists […]

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  • 2,700 Hooded Cranes arrived in Republic of Korea

    Kisup Lee, Waterbirds Network Korea Hooded Cranes are on the move! About 2,700 Hooded Cranes arrived in Republic of Korea from Japan on 20 – 21 March. We are expecting more Hooded Cranes coming from Izumi, Japan. According to monitoring results on 20 March, Cheonsu Bay [EAAF046] in Seosan currently supports around 2,900 Hooded Cranes […]

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  • Migration routes of Tundra Swans satellite-tracked from northern Japan

    Wenbo CHEN, Tomoko DOKO, Go FUJITA, Kan KONISHI, and Hiroyoshi HIGUCHI Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus) breed in tundra regions near the North Pole, wintering in temperate regions of the coastal areas of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The Eastern Palearctic (EP) flyway goes between southwest coast of Japan and the Arctic Ocean at the northeast […]

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  • The odyssey of the Bewick Swan – another route to Greece – Belgian Ringing Scheme

    Back to the north! Didier Vangeluwe Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences The first two Bewick’s Swans equipped with a GPS tag during past summer in the tundra of Yamal but at the same site a few days apart, have very recently left their wintering site separated one of the other by … 8000 km! […]

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  • World Migratory Bird Day 2016 Video Contest

    Take part in WMBD 2016 video competition and encourage people to take action  on WMBD! The theme this year is on the “illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds.” The deadline is Sunday, 3 April 2016 The winner of which will be used as the official WMBD trailer for the 2016 campaign and will be offered […]

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  • Meeting on conservation of waterbirds and their mudflat in Incheon and Gyeonggi

    Eunjin Yu, EAAFP Intern Incheon-Gyeonggi Ecoregion Task Force held a meeting at the EAAFP office in Incheon, Republic of Korea on 8 March 2016, to talk about what they have done so far and discuss their work plan for year 2016. Incheon and Gyeonggi region in the Republic of Korea is adjacent to Yellow Sea […]

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  • Building capacity for waterbird ringing in Bangladesh

    Richard Hearn Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust We have just returned from working with IUCN Bangladesh and the Bangladesh bird club (Bbc) to develop a programme of duck capture and ringing, and wild bird surveillance for avian influenza, at Tanguar Haor [EAAF105], a vast Ramsar site in northern Bangladesh. The site is of huge global importance […]

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  • Post EAAFP Internship Story – Finding my own Flyway

    Su-Yeon (Angela) Choi Previous intern at EAAFP My experience with the EAAFP Secretariat has been truly remarkable and life changing—and such is surely not an overstatement. My name is Su-Yeon (Angela) Choi, and I was fortunate enough to be one of the first interns at the Secretariat office, back in the fall of 2013. It […]

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