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.
East Asian-Australasian Flyway Network Sites in Japan Click