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EAAF Conservation Status Review

Up to date information on population sizes and trends of waterbirds is critical to inform actions. The East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) adopted Decision 12 at its 10th Meeting of Partners that requires preparation and regular update of its populations through Conservation Status Reviews (CSR). This information is of crucial importance to support EAAF Flyway Network Site designations as well as Ramsar Sites in the region.

The first Conservation Status Review prepared in 2022 covers 276 migratory populations of 216 waterbird species of 20 families. Populations of eight families of more pelagic waterbird species, including those recently added to the Partnership list will be included in future editions. All current and historic population trends, sizes, 1% thresholds and population boundary maps are available through the Waterbirds Populations Portal.

The CSR1 is prepared by Wetlands International in collaboration with EAAF Partners, Working Groups, and experts and jointly organised with the EAAF Secretariat. The preparation of the CSR1 has been generously supported by the EAAFP Secretariat and the Norwegian Environment Agency.

It is anticipated that future editions will be produced on a regular basis to ensure that up to date information is available to support conservation of migratory waterbirds and wetlands in the EAAF.

Read the report here. 

EAAF CSR1 Summary Report [zip]

This report relies on data collected by thousands of volunteers and researchers. You can support their monitoring efforts by contributing to the Waterbird Fund.

Featured Photograph – Saunders’s Gull in the Yellow Sea, by Taej Mundkur