The East Asian–Australasian Flyway: Population Trends, Threats and the Future
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This special issue of Emu presents the latest research on the crucial East Asian-Australasian Flyway migratory passage for shorebirds.
Long-distance migratory shorebirds are fascinating endurance athletes, some of them completing a 30 000 km round trip every year. Shorebird populations are in trouble worldwide, but some of the steepest and most widespread declines are seen in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway (EAAF). + Full description
Management of the EAAF is hugely challenging, with significant human pressure on habitats, from arctic tundras in Siberia and Alaska to coastal lagoons in Australia and New Zealand. The Yellow Sea of China and the Korean Peninsula provides critical staging sites during migration but is also a bottleneck and stop-over sites lost here have disproportionately affected shorebird populations.
This special issue highlights the plight of shorebirds migrating within the EAAF, bringing new insights into how and when shorebirds move along the Flyway, the challenges they face, and their potential to adapt in this changing world. Throughout the issue we highlight immediate research needs and the requirement for international cooperation and protection of crucial sites to prevent the collapse of this dynamic flyway.
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DetailsPaperback | May 2016 | $ 75.00
ISBN: MU116/02 | 126 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing