• Climate Change and Migratory Waterbirds – November 2015 Newsletter

    As I write this the Paris Climate Change conference (UNFCCC COP21) is in full swing. Finding solutions to the climate change challenge is arguably the most pressing issue of our time. But addressing biodiversity loss and the impending extinction crisis is equally pressing, due, if for no other reason, to its immediacy. For our Flyway, […]

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  • Annual Visitors Flock to Flinders, Western Port [EAAF066]

    By Keith Platt on Mornington Peninsula News Group JUST as many families pride themselves on an annual visit to a favourite holiday spot so it is for thousands of birds that regard Western Port [EAAF066] as one of their homes. The large bay and its islands include internationally recognised wetlands which governments have an obligation […]

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  • 국제 멸종위기종 알락꼬리마도요, 영종도갯벌에서 이렇게 사라질 순 없다!

    다른 언어로 읽기: 박주희, 인천녹색연합 사무처장 걷잡을 수 없이 빠른 경제성장으로 지난 50년동안 한국의 서식지들은 많은 변화가 있었습니다. 주로 먹고 살기 바쁘다는 이유로 우리 사회 속의 약자까지 돌볼 겨를이 없었나 봅니다. 한국뿐만 아니라 전 세계적으로 빈곤계층 및 야생동물 등 약자들은 늘고 있으며 멸종위기종들도 이중에 큰 부분을 차지합니다. 인천은 광대한 갯벌부터 크고 작은 산까지 생물다양성이 풍부한 […]

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  • Yeongjongdo Mudflat, Key Site for Far Eastern Curlew in South Korea

    Translated from Korean Joohee Park, Secretary General of GREENKOREA INCHEON There have been a lot of changes to habitats in the Republic of Korea due to the unprecedented speed of economic growth. It might be that people have been too busy managing their own lives that they do not have time to look after minority […]

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  • From the Manager: A Pilgrimage in Search of E7

    By Keith Woodley on Pukorokoro Miranda News Manager Keith Woodley takes Lee Tibbitts, the Alaskan scientist who tracked E7’s recordbreaking flight to New Zealand, on a pilgrimage to Maketu Estuary in search of our most famous Bar-tailed Godwit The shallow pools on the sandflats and among the seagrass presented us with a cloudless sky at […]

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  • Plan to Save the Far Eastern Curlew

    By David Lawrie on Pukorokoro Miranda News When a Far Eastern Curlew visited Pukorokoro last summer it was a rare event because it’s numbers are declining rapidly. Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust (PMNT) ’s international representative David Lawrie reports on a plan to save the world’s largest shorebird. Sightings of the Far Eastern Curlew at Pukorokoro Miranda […]

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  • 2015 Truly is the Year of the Godwit: Ministerial Visit

    By Jim Eagles on Pukorokoro Miranda News The future of godwits, Red Knots and other migratory birds looks a little more secure following a visit to the Shorebird Centre by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry to formally announce the creation of a huge reserve in the key stopover area of Bohai Bay and to signal the […]

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  • Pukorokoro Miranda News November 2015

    Pukorokoro Miranda News is the main publication of the Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust (PMNT). It is published four times a year, typically in February, May, August and November. Issue 98, published in November 2015, is available here. If you have any questions, please contact the editer Jim Eagles. Articles from the issue on our website […]

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  • 50 Years of the International Waterbird Census – Let’s Make it Count!

    by Taej Mundkur, Wetlands International Management of wetlands and their biodiversity worldwide has been central to the aims of the International Waterbird Census (IWC) in all the world’s major flyways. Information generated through the census has enabled 5 million km2 of critical areas for waterbirds to be identified. The status of 871 waterbird species is […]

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  • A Brief Analysis of AEWA MOP6: Fueling (and Funding) Long-haul Flight

    Earth Negotiations Bulletin published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) In the twenty years since the adoption of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), more and more parties in the African-Eurasian flyway region have acceded to the Agreement, to a total of 75 by MOP6. Although the increase is worth celebrating, […]

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