EAAFP pre-MOP9 meeting: Seabird Working Group

Chair, Seabird Working Group: Robb Kaler (USA)
Coordinators: Yat-tung Yu (Hong Kong Bird Watching Society),
Mark Carey (Australia)

A one day meeting focused on the Seabird Working Group prior to the EAAFP MOP9 meeting in Singapore will be held on 10 January 2017.


EAAFP pre-MOP9 meeting: Seabird Working Group

Date: 10 January 2017, 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Prince 2 Room, Copthorne King’s Hotel, Singapore (TBC)


 Introduction (All) (10 mins)

  • Welcome and brief background to the Seabird Working Group
  • Introduction of participants (name and affiliation

Adoption of the Draft Agenda (All) (5 mins)

Review of Terms of Reference (Mark Carey, Australia) (15 mins)

Actions taken since MOP8 (Robb Kaler, USA) (15 mins)

  • Refer to the MOP9 Report

Identification of important marine areas for seabirds (marine IBAs) in Japan and Russia and its use for seabird conservation (Mayumi Sato, BirdLife International) (1 hour)

Update on Aleutian Tern (Mike Goldberg (or Robb Kaler), USA, Yat-tung Yu, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, Evgeny Syroechkovksiy, Russia) (1 hour)

Update on habitat restoration for Chinese Crested Terns and development of tern conservation network in western Pacific (Simba Chan, BirdLife International) (1 hour)

Update on the Action Plan for EAAF Terns (Mark Carey, Australia) (30 mins)

Discussion of the 2017 – 18 Seabird Working Group Work Plan (All) (2 hours)

Action requested: That the Seabird Working Group agree to a work plan for 2017 – 2018

Global Seabird Colony Register (Seabirds.net and template for data entry) (30 mins)

  • Efforts to locate and contribute data

Nomination of officers (All) (30 mins)

  • Chair
  • Coordinator/s

Other Business

Meeting close


To download this tentative agenda in Word document, click here.

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