• China-ASEAN Wildlife Conservation Training Workshop

    Dr. Lew Young, the Chief Executive of the…


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  • NEW:KIT’s endangered bird species T-shirts / Eco-bags

    A Korean design brand NEW:KIT launched a summer 18’ collection inspired by 5 endangered bird species in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway; Red-crowned Crane, Black-faced Spoonbill, Saunders’s Gull, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Bar-Tailed Godwit. T-Shirts, eco-bags and bracelets inspired by the listed bird species are available in the NEW:KIT’s online store.  EAAFP provided consultation to the company on the information of the listed bird species. More collaboration between EAAFP and NEW:KIT is expected to come.  T-Shirts Eco-bags & Pouch bags RED LIST PROJECT by NEW:KIT The RED LIST PROJECT by NEW:KIT aims to deliver the alarming message of endangered animal species by designing and selling clothing, bags and fashion accessories with witty graphics which come familiar to our daily life. http://new-kit.com


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  • EAAFP Strategic Planning Workshop for 2019 – 2028

    On 11 – 13 June 2018, under the coordination of EAAFP Strategic Plan Task Force (Martin Spray – Chair, Alison Russell French – Vice Chair, Doug Watkins – Coordinator), around 20 representatives from national governments, international non-governmental partners and the EAAFP Secretariat gathered in the Copthorne King's Hotel, Singapore to develop the EAAFP Strategic Plan for 2019 - 2028. Special appreciation goes to the National Parks Board, Singapore Government for kindly hosting this important workshop. The workshop was intended for EAAFP Partners to engage and develop the new framework and goals for the coming next 10 years.  Figure 1 Group Photo  ©Hyeseon Do/EAAFP On the first day of the workshop, Mr. Martin Spray kicked off with an introductory presentation of the workshop and the draft Strategic Planning document which was circulated to the workshop participants for discussion. Afterwards, Mr. Doug Watkins presented the synthesis of the feedback from the survey conducted by the participants before the workshop. The survey provided a quick analysis of the EAAFP in terms of key strengths and weaknesses for improvement. Following the overview session, for next two days, the participants were divided into three groups to discuss the draft Strategic Plan Overview, review proposed Targets/Indicators under each Objective of the Plan. Figure 2 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve  ©Hyeseon Do/EAAFP Day 3 started with a field trip to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve [EAAF073] while the Task Force was pulling together the outcomes of the workshop in the hotel. In the plenary session, the participants made a final check of the draft and agreed on each objective, targets and indicators to make sure it captured the key information made during the workshop. Shortly after, Dr. Lew Young, Chief Executive of the EAAFP Secretariat, made a presentation to canvass view on a reporting template for MoP10 which will reflect on the new targets/indicators of the Strategic Plan.  The spirit of the workshop for three days was remarkably positive, and the attendance reflected a good mix of government and non-government partners. The detailed schedule of the next steps and the workshop report will be shared by the Task Force shortly with Partners. Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eaafp/sets/72157696414263401


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  • Briefing on the Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and Wetland in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Figure 1 Group photo © Mijin Park/EAAFP On 11 June 2018, the “Briefing on the Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and Wetlands in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” was held from 10:00h – 12:30h at Board Room, 8 Floor, G – Tower, Songdo, Incheon. The event was co-organized by the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership Secretariat (EAAFP) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation - Korea (HSF), one of EAAFP Partner, which have interacted with DPRK by organizing events and supporting DPRK for raising public awareness on conservation activities for many years. The purpose of the Briefing was to understand the current circumstance in DPRK and discuss how we can cooperate and support them to conserve migratory waterbirds and wetlands in the future.  Around 80 participants attended the Briefing including representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, Ministry of Unification, UNESCAP-Sub Regional Office, Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME), Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia, NGOs, Research Institutes and other interested experts. The Briefing began with an opening from Ms. Hyeseon Do (EAAFP Programme Officer) and this was followed by four 25-minute presentations from four speakers respectively with simultaneous interpretation and Q&A session in the end. Figure 2 Dr.Lew Young   © Mijin Park/EAAFP Mr. Felix Glenk (Project Manager of DPRK, HSF Korea), started the Briefing with capacity building project in DPRK by HSF around Rason Migratory Bird Reserve. He detailed ongoing projects about reforestation and wetland conservation since 2015. He stressed on the importance of joint conservation works with various international organizations with the DPRK. Dr. Lew Young, (Chief Executive, EAAFP), presented the overview of the conservation of migratory waterbirds and wetlands in the DPRK with a focus of Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve [EAAF045]. He also noted that the DPRK has gradually acknowledged the importance wetlands and the need for their sustainable management since proceeding with various cooperative project from 2015. Figure 3 Dr. David Melville © Mijin Park/EAAFP The other speakers also assessed the DPRK is now putting more effort on conserving and ensuring the wise use of nature. Specifically, Dr. Nial Moores (Director, Birds Korea), who has a 30-year experience in the conservation of birds and wetlands in East Asia, pointed out their lack of their capacity even though DPRK has a lot of interest in conserving nature. He emphasized the need for cooperation among Northeast Asia countries to conserve the environment and make a sustainable management platform. Dr. David Melville, an ornithologist from Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists Trust (New Zealand), also made the point of the value of the remaining tidal flats in DPRK not only for migratory shorebirds but also for people while explaining the shorebird surveys along the West Coast of the DPRK that a New Zealand team has been conducting since 2014.  In the discussions between the participants and speakers, the tidal-flat habitats around the Yellow/West Sea which is bordered by the ROK, DPRK and PR China, were acknowledged as being critically important as a resting and feeding site for millions of waterbirds during their annual migration each year. NGOs and relevant Ministries in the Yellow Sea countries were encouraged to continue, and even increase their efforts in supporting cooperation with the DPRK. DPRK become the 36th Partner of the EAAFP in April 2018. For more pictures: Click on Flickr Press Release in English: Click the attachment For more articles about the event: http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/bulletin/2018/06/11/0200000000AKR20180611095200065.HTML?input=1195m http://www.segye.com/newsView/20180611007181 http://www.kyeongin.com/main/view.php?key=20180611010003799 http://www.kyeongin.com/main/view.php?key=20180611010003850 http://www.breaknews.com/sub_read.html?uid=582852&section=sc2 http://www.incheonilbo.com/?mod=news&act=articleView&idxno=814406#08hF http://www.ytn.co.kr/_ln/0103_201806111613135310 http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/06/11/0200000000AEN20180611009900315.html?did=2106m (For English)


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  • World Migratory Bird Day 2018 – Cambodia

    Primary School Student answered the question about migratory birds. ⓒ DoFWC, MOE/Birdlife/WWT/NatureLife Event Title: World Migratory Bird Day  2018 Cambodia Organizer: Department of Freshwater Wetlands Conservation, Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Department of Environment of Kampot Province and Pannasastra University of Cambodia(PUC) Number of Participants: around 300 people Summary: WMBD was celebrated on 9th and 10th May 2018 by Department of Freshwater Wetland Conservation of General Directorate of Administration for Nature Conservation and Protection, Ministry of Environment together with Environmental Department of Kampot province, and our partners who are working on natural resources and wetlands conservation and management organized awareness and education event "World Migratory Bird Day 2018" at Anlung Pring Protected Landscape where a flock of Sarus Crane and other shorebird such as Black-tailed Godwit using that area as feeding ground during their non-breeding period. University and primary students excited with awareness-raising activities. ⓒ DoFWC, MOE/Birdlife/WWT/NatureLife This awareness event, the World Migratory Bird Day 2018, organized for the purpose of increasing the awareness of natural resource management and conservation of migratory birds, to encourage the public, especially students, to love and protect migratory birds, and to encourage the public to participate in protecting the breeding and non-breeding  grounds of migratory birds. Many awareness-raising materials were designed and produced including books and banners. In addition, T-shirts were also designed and printed for students and related NGOs showing the massage of WMBD 2018 in the theme of "Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation". Leaflets about the impact of agriculture chemical fertilizer and pesticide on people, wildlife, and wetland were produced to be distributed to villagers for awareness of their fertilizer and pesticide usage. The education audio was recorded as awareness raising tools to play during the awareness parade.  University students learned about wetland ecology and how to identify the birds. ⓒDoFWC, MOE/Birdlife/WWT/NatureLife On 9th May 2018, participants and university students traveled to Anlung Pring Protected Landscape to learn about site conservation, ecotourism and bird identification. Site manager, partner NGOs and head of community based ecotourism briefly introduced site management, ecotourism operation and Sarus Crane conservation at the site. With guiding from conservationist, university students walked to the wetland station and learned about wetland ecology and using of telescope/binocular for birding. In addition, students also participated in finding birds challenge which was conducted in the wetland station where students able to spot birds through telescope and record the name of each species they found in the bird log. The winner who was able to spot most of the species was provided a reward after finished the challenge. H.E Chea Sam Ang, Director General of General Directorate of Administration for Nature Conservation and Protection, Ministry of Environment gave remark at WMBD2018. ⓒ DoFWC, MOE/Birdlife/WWT/NatureLife On 10th May 2018, WMBD event took place at Thmor Berk Secondary School located nearby Anlung Pring Protected Landscaped with 450 participants, including students, university students, local authorities, villagers, conservation NGOs. It presided over by H.E Chea Sam Ang, Director General of General Directorate of Administration for Nature Conservation and Protection, Ministry of Environment and there were 4 speakers coming from different institutions but work together to conserve wetlands and migratory birds. The key message delivered by the speakers focused on "Together to conserve Migratory Birds". The activities followed by the event included Question and Answer section to students, bird drawing competition, poem recitation, bird watching, and distribution of awareness materials. The event also involved awareness parade in and around the villages to distribute leaflets about the impact of using agriculture chemical fertilizer and pesticide to human, wildlife and wetlands. Participants get on tractors and some of them ride bicycles with the bird sign such as Sarus Crane and other waterbird species with the education audio being played. The parade started from Thmor Berk Secondary School along the village roads. It was not only for raising awareness to villagers about the impact of pesticide through audio and leaflets but also draw public's attention toward Sarus Crane and wetland conservation at Anlung Pring Protected Landscape. Students and participants joint the awareness parade on the impact of agriculture, chemical fertilizer, and pesticide to humans, wildlife and wetlands. ⓒ DoFWC, MOE/Birdlife/WWT/NatureLife The public event also captured and spread through Ministry of Environment and partner NGOs social media. The messages and the objective of this annual awareness event, WMBD, will reach more public attention toward conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. For more photographs, visit our Flickr album. For more footage, click here.  


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  • Terms of Reference for Intern (Programme Assistant)

    Position title: Programme Assistant Type of contract: Fixed-term (6 months) Work percentage: 100% (full time) Languages: Fluent in English and Korean Expected starting date: September 2018 (Negotiable) Reporting to: Programme Officer, Chief Executive Officer Supervisor: Programme Officer A small amount of monthly allowance may be given. This assignment will include the following responsibilities: Site Information Analysis and Management Support: Preparing data sheets (Site Information Sheet for Flyway Network Site) and related documentation to support the new nomination procedure of Flyway Network Sites and their updates; Updating FSN database for new nominations and their updates; searching conservation issues of FNS – threats in particular; maintaining FSN and relevant web contents with updates; Documentation Support: Preparing and providing EAAFP meeting/events documents including agenda, program and supporting documents; Keep all meeting/event documents organised in the archive folder; keep all documents online updated; Recruitment Support: Checking the EAAFP Secretariat official email account regularly for new applications; updating and advertising intern vacancies; assisting recruitment process of new intern/volunteer; preparing administrative documents for internal review, interview and final selection; responding to inquiries from applicants/candidates; providing a brief introduction of Internship Programme to selected candidates and new interns; Meeting & Translation Support: Assisting in preparation of meeting agenda and program, and logistic; providing translation and simultaneous interpreting; providing translations of English and Korean for meetings, events and newsletter; Resource Mobilization Support: Support the fundraising manager in developing funding proposals, resource mobilization strategies, and tools. Support the manager in identifying potential donors and organizing necessary events. Team Support – Other duties Administrative Support: Dealing with routine administrative work, such as preparing correspondence, sending faxes, making photocopies and assisting with bulk mailings, when Administrative Assistant is absent Team Support – Research support and website management support: Managing website, blog and social media; maintaining and purchasing software programmes, when Communication Assistant is absent * Intern’s duties can be reviewed and changed after probationary period of one month, if needed. Educational Requirements, Minimum Qualifications & Credentials: Enrolled university students or graduates majoring in environment, natural resource management, geographic information systems and/or related fields. As the Secretariat’s working language is English, full competency of using English (both written and spoken) is required. Additional EAAF languages (e.g. Korean, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Bahasa Malaysia, etc.) skills are a plus. Well-developed computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Those who are interested in working for an international organisation in environment and nature conservation area can submit the set of documents listed below through email to secretariat@eaaflyway.net by Saturday June 30, 2018. EAAFP Internship Application Form CV/résumé A personal statement: Describe your motivations, reason for applying and career goal (up to one page). A sponsorship letter, if you have a sponsor to this programme A reference letter when requested.


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  • Terms of Reference for Intern (IT Assistant)

    Position title: IT Assistant Type of contract: Fixed-term intern (6 months) Work percentage: 100% (full time) Language: English Expected starting date: October 2018 (Negotiable) Reporting to: Communication Officer, Chief Executive Supervisor: Communication Officer A small amount of monthly allowance may be given. This assignment will include the following responsibilities: Website Management Support: Provide assistance to managing the EAAFP website, SNS channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and e-Newsletter; coordinate the maintenance of software programmes required to maintain the website; Publication & Graphic Design Support: Produce CEPA (Communication, Education and Participation, Awareness) related materials including brochures, posters and flyers; managing the publications and liaising with service providers to ensure that high quality deliverables are timely supplied; Outreach Programme Support: Support the coordination and the organization of EAAFP meeting and events, conduct translation (from your mother tongue to English or vice versa), editing and simultaneous interpretation; assist in responding to media; Photography & Video Editing Support: Assist for managing EAAFP Flickr, YouTube and raw data for publishing in the EAAFP website/SNS; making/editing videos of interviews or speeches for EAAFP events. Administrative Support: Support the staff members on routine administrative work, such as preparing correspondence, sending faxes, making photocopies and assisting with bulk mailings. ※ Intern’s duties can be reviewed and changed after probationary period of one month Educational Requirements, Minimum Qualifications & Credentials: Enrolled university students or graduates with experience in developing and maintaining a website. Applicants should describe website development/maintenance related experience in their cover letter and CV/resume. As the Secretariat’s working language is English, full competency of using English (both written and spoken) is required. Additional EAAF languages (e.g. Korean, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Bahasa Malaysia, etc.) skills are a plus. Those who are interested in working for an international organisation in environment and nature conservation area can submit the set of documents listed below through email to secretariat@eaaflyway.net by Saturday June 30, 2018. EAAFP Internship Application Form CV/résumé A personal statement: Describe your motivations, reason for applying and career goal (up to one page). A sponsorship letter, if you have a sponsor to this programme A reference letter when requested.


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  • Terms of Reference for Intern (Admin / Finance Assistant)

    Position title: Administrative/Finance Assistant Type of contract: Fixed-term (6 months) Work percentage: 100% (full time) Languages: Fluent in English and Korean Expected start date: September 2018 (Negotiable) Reporting to: Deputy Executive Officer, Finance Officer Supervisor: Finance Officer A small amount of monthly allowance may be given. This assignment will include the following responsibilities: Administrative Support Performing a wide range of administrative tasks including preparing and/or processing administrative requests/documents. Assist in travel/meeting arrangement. Assist in translating requested information in Korean and/or English Managing office equipment inventory and storage. Finance Support Assist in managing and updating monthly financial report Assist in dealing with documents for expenditure and income. Managing the spreadsheet data for the budget balance Assist in providing the procedural and technical support to staff within the areas of finance and budget Assist in performing other related tasks as required * Intern’s duties can be reviewed and changed after probationary period of one month, if needed. Educational Requirements, Minimum Qualifications & Credentials: Enrolled university students or graduates majoring in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Procurement or any other related discipline. As the Secretariat’s working language is English, full competency of using English (both written and spoken) is required. Additional EAAF languages (e.g. Korean, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Bahasa Malaysia, etc.) skills are a plus. Well-developed computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Those who are interested in working for an international organisation in environment and nature conservation area can submit the set of documents listed below through email to secretariat@eaaflyway.net by Saturday June 30, 2018. EAAFP Internship Application Form CV/résumé A personal statement: Describe your motivations, reason for applying and career goal (up to one page). A sponsorship letter, if you have a sponsor to this programme A reference letter when requested.


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  • World Migratory Bird Day 2018 – Indonesia

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  • Celebration again of the Black-faced Spoonbill birthday in 2018, Namdong Reservoir, Incheon, Republic of Korea

    The Black-faced Spoonbill (BFS) has an quite incredible story of conservation. The population started to be counted around 1988, and fewer than 300 individuals were recorded in the world. Since then International BFS Census was initiated in 2002, and Incheon also attracted people’s attention as breeding habitats. That severe reduction is now considered that it was because of land reclamation and coastal development. The population has been increasing thanks to the conservation efforts such as Namdong Reservoir’s artificial island. According to the recent survey, the census in January 2017 recorded 3,941 birds containing c. 2,250 mature individuals. It is more than 13 times compared to 30 years ago; however, more concerns are still needed since BFS has been designated as Endangered by IUCN Red List since 2000. With the support of Incheon City Government, the bilateral meeting of Republic of Korea and Japan BFS Network was organized at Incheon City Hall on May 18th to share the experience of conservation activities for BFS. The concerned parties from Incheon BFS Network, Mr. Shigeki Takano and Mr. Satoru Matsumoto from Japan BFS Network, Dr. Kisup Lee from Waterbird Network Korea and Ms. Hyeseon Do from EAAFP Secretariat participated in the meeting. Mr. Takano and Mr. Satoru were invited to introduce their work in Japan; they have raised awareness like BFS observation with students and the public. Dr. Kisup Lee shared recent data of breeding BFS in Korea and emphasized the reproduction failure in Suha-am due to the dredged soil arena and human impact. All together talked freely about the conservation status of BFS in each country and hoped to keep in touch for future collaboration. Bilateral Meeting of ROK and Japan BFS Network On May 19th, the BFS Birthday Party was celebrated at the Namdong Reservoir, Incheon. Namdong Reservoir is one of the major breeding sites for BFS, so it has been held annually to raise awareness of conserving BFS and protecting wetlands. As of May 15th, 48 BFS babies in 27 nests were observed, and more eggs were ready to hatch. Almost one hundred children joined the Painting Contest and Birding Race at the 2nd birding observatory of BFS Park under the perfect weather. Anybody fascinated by BFS could also join birdwatching and various activities such as drawing BFS, singing BFS song and making BFS poles. EAAFP Secretariat set up a booth and distributed educational materials to the participants. Small gifts were awarded by panels in the Painting Contest; Mr. Dong-koo Yun, Deputy Chief Executive of EAAFP Secretariat, selected one picture for an award because a prize winner well described the characteristics of BFS on her own. Children who participated in the BFS Birthday Party More photos are uploaded on Flickr.


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