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No. 48

October 2017

Farewell to Songdo

Spike Millington recently finished his service as Chief Executive to Secretariat of EAAFP. The following is a note from him on his six years in the position.

It was a cold February evening in 2012 when I first arrived in Incheon and took the bus over the impressive suspension bridge and into Songdo, in preparation for an interview for the Chief Executive position at EAAFP. That I have taken that bus many times since that first trip almost six years ago is testimony that I survived the grilling by the interviewers, Jim Harris, Doug Hykle and Mr. Kim of MOEK, all of whom I later got to know as strong and dedicated supporters of the Partnership.

I was lucky to inherit an organized office and wonderful Secretariat team that my predecessor, Roger Jaensch, had set up in Songdo. Since that time, EAAFP has grown from strength to strength. The number of Partners has increased from 27 to 35, national and regional partnerships have deepened, the Flyway Site Network has expanded (albeit slowly) and task forces and working groups have developed and expanded (some more than others). Read more

EAAFP at CMS COP12: Their Future is Our Future

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, or more simply, the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), is an international organization put together under the United Nations Environment Programme with the goal of conserving the terrestrial, marine, and avian migratory species throughout their range. As such, CMS and the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) have very similar objectives and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that CMS has been a partner of EAAFP since the Partnership’s inception in 2006. Throughout the more than ten years CMS and EAAFP have been partners, the two organizations have been able to collaborate on Single Species Action Plans and a number of projects including the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) campaign. Read more

East Asian-Australasian Flyway Exhibition

East Asian-Australasian Flyway Exhibitions include sets of photographs or artworks that can be displayed at Flyway Network Sites (visitor centers, city events, etc.). It is not credit-free, but helps Flyway Network Site Managers to raise awareness at the local level. Read more
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Upcoming Events

  • 25-26 November 2017: 16th Thailand Bird Fair
  • 13-14 December 2017: Yancheng International Symposium on the Conservation and Management of the Intertidal Wetlands of the Yellow and Bohai Seas (Jiangsu, China)
  • 6-21 January 2018: Asian Waterbird Census
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 Year of the Knots © Janet Essley/EAAFP
Photo credits:
Spike and his wife Carina at MOP7 in Alaska © EAAFP
EAAFP staffs in front of the PICC © Eugene Cheah/EAAFP
Flock of plovers © Eugene Cheah
The AWC Seminar participants © Malaysian Nature Society
Murrandoo Yanner, Thomas Wilson, Darran Kennedy and Peter Pilot-Wakaisu © Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
Shorebirds flying at Krabi Estuary and Bay © Eugene Cheah
Ms. Cristiana Pașca Palmer with Secretariat staff © Eugene Cheah/EAAFP
Spike at the 3rd Shanghai International Nature Conservation Festival © EAAFP
Team Spoon's Spoonbill rings © Minjae Baek/EAAFP
Handmade picture frame for CMS COP12 © Eugene Cheah/EAAFP
Dr. Simplicia A. Pasicola from the Government of the Philippines at CMS COP12 side event © EAAFP
Greater Sand Plover © D. Aspey, Global Flyway Network
Study tour and workshop in Hong Kong © Hanns Seidel Foundation