RRC-EA and EAAFP Secretariat ink agreement on wetland and migratory bird conservation
The Ramsar Regional Center – East Asia (RRC-EA) and the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) Secretariat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 25 March 2021 at the EAAFP Secretariat office in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Through the MOU, the RRC-EA and EAAFP Secretariat have pledged to support wetland and migratory bird conservation with countries across East, Southeast and South Asia within the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. The RRC-EA and EAAFP Secretariat will cooperate to facilitate exchange of relevant information on wetlands and associated migratory waterbird conservation and management issues; build capacity of wetland stakeholders; develop and implement communication, capacity building, education, participation and awareness (CEPA) activities; and promote synergy of interventions to address common issues in the region.
The EAAFP is a network of partners that aims to protect migratory waterbirds, their habitats and the livelihoods of people dependent upon them. Partners include national governments, inter-government organizations, international non-government organizations, and international private enterprise, which agree to support the objectives and actions under this Partnership. The Flyway is one of nine major migratory routes recognized globally.