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February 2015

Welcome to our second monthly bulletin. At the Secretariat, we have been following up on the reports, issues and work plans for the 8th Meeting of Partners in Japan and are posting updates on our website.

We would really like to make this bulletin an all-partner newsletter, rather than just a Secretariat one. But this means we need contributions from Partners. I’m sure there is plenty going on in your countries and organizations!  So please send us, even short updates and photos.

February is a cold and quiet time here in Korea, but waterbird migration will soon be starting up as the days lengthen and the temperatures rise. Our friends in Australia and New Zealand will be saying farewell to their shorebirds soon, as we welcome them in other parts of the Flyway.

Our Partner, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity issued a notification to parties on migratory birds, encouraging sharing of information and inclusion of migratory birds into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans. This initiative helps raise the profile of migratory waterbirds among different groups in Partner countries, and along with the activities of other Partners, really strengthens the network of actors working to save migratory waterbirds and their habitats along the Flyway.

We are constantly upgrading our website, so I encourage everyone to submit items of interest to post there, including upcoming events. I know 2015 is going to be another busy and productive year for the Partnership and we would like to communicate what is going in a timely manner.
Spike Millington
Chief Executive

Partnership News

Partnership News

  • East Asian-Australasian Flyway Network Sites in Japan Click
  • 2015 World Wetlands Day Statement from CBD Click
  • [CBD Notification 2015-010] Request for updated information from parties and partners on recent actions and plans related to the conservation of migratory bird species Click

Working Groups & Task Forces

Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force
  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper Task Force: News Bulletin No.13, February 2015 Click

Upcoming Events

  • 6 Feb-27 Mar: Shorebirds Flyway Print Exchange (in Adelaide, Australia) Click
  • 3 Mar: World Wildlife Day Click
  • 21 Mar–19 Apr: Farewell Shorebirds Click
  • 22 Mar: World Water Day Click
  • 9-10 May: World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP] Click
  • 22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity Click
  • 1-9 Jun: Ramsar COP12 (in Punta del Este, Uruguay) Click
  • 5 Jun: World Environment Day [UNEP] Click
  • 26–30 Oct:  2nd World Seabird Conference (in Cape Town, South Africa) Click
  • 7–8 Nov: Wader Quest Anniversary World Watch Click
  • 2–4 Dec: 8th Australasian Ornithological Conference (in Adelaide, Australia) Click
     To see more events, please click here

Related News

Wetlands and migratory waterbirds

  • World’s wetlands disappearing Click
  • Mapping East Asia’s disappearing tidal flats Click
  • Just how much tidal-flat is there? (Republic of Korea) Click
  • EAAFP Incheon-Gyeonggi Task Force says: "joint monitoring is needed to manage tidal flats" (Republic of Korea) Click
  • The Future of Wetlands, the Future of Waterbirds – an Intercontinental Connection Click
  • Wetlands Australia: National Wetlands Update February 2015 Click
  • Why keep track of migratory birds’ presence? Click
  • Asian Waterbird Census 2015 Participation: Same but Different! (Malaysia) Click
  • Reversing the ecological tide at Dongting Lake, China Click
  • Migratory birds fly over Shengjin Lake and Yunnan's National Nature Reserve, China Click
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Pak Thale, Thailand Click
  • Rare spoon-billed sandpipers return to Gulf of Mottama, Myanmar Click
Scaly-sided Merganser
  • Scaly-sided Merganser Survey (Republic of Korea) Click
Baer’s Pochard
  • Baer's Pochard in the Philippines: A rare winter visitor on the last pond standing Click
  • Status of Birds 2014: A Special Report on Bird Population Trends and Conservation Status in the Republic of Korea Click
  • List of new scientific articles Feb 2015 Click
  • Other resources Click
CEPA – Participation! 
  • Make a pledge for wetlands Click
  • ‘Shorebird of the Year’ 2015 poll opens Click

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Secretariat News


  • Welcome our new interns Click

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