General information

November 14th, 2010

Welcome to the Asia Pacific Shorebird Network

The Asia Pacific Shorebird Network (APSN) has been formed as a result of a need to provide an avenue of communication between shorebird specialists, wetlands managers and conservationists throughout the Asia Pacific Region.

Although there are many national and international organisations involved with birds and/or conservation there has been no easy way for people concerned about the future of shorebirds across the region to work together and discuss their concerns or findings.

Training program in Sumatra in partnership with Wetlands Interantional. Image: © 2007 APSN. Press image for enlargement.

The APSN has grown from the activities of people dedicated to shorebirds and their conservation over the past 20 to 30 years. The driving force started with people in Australia (members of the Australasian Wader Studies Group) Malaysia (with the eventual formation of the Asian Wetland Bureau – now known as Wetlands Link Internationa) and Japan (wader enthusiasts).

Other groups have become involved from the USA (especially Alaska) and more recently China (Chongming Dao, Taiwan and Hong Kong) and Indonesia. However until now there has been no effort to link individuals and groups over the Asia Pacific region to work towards a common goal.

If you are interested in participating in the Asia-Pacific Shorebird Network, please contact Phil Straw philstraw@shorebird-network.net .

Asia Pacific Shorebird News