Bruce McKinlay on role of Global Flyway Network at the Australian Shorebirds Summit, 8 April 2016

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At the Shorebird Summit 8 April 2016, Bruce McKinlay, from the New Zealand Department of Conservation, gave the keynote presentation. Some points from his address follow:


....We were able to gain access to equivalent levels of government in the Chinese State Forestry Administration, the State Oceanic Administration and the Ministry of Environmental Protection. We also were able to engage with Senior Officials from Hebei Provincial Forestry Agency.


We focused on the plight of the Red Knot, for which we relied on the data gathered by the Global Flyway Network. The Director-General, Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists Trust and iwi told similar simple stories of New Zealand’s role with these birds and the key role that China had in binding them to us and our desire to continue to share the ongoing story of migration.


We have recently hosted Vice Minister Chen at Miranda where a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the NZ Department of Conservation and the Chinese State Forestry Administration to provide further cooperation....


The full article can be found at below link.



Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleWildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirda
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTattler: Newsletter for the Asia Pacific Flyways & Australian Shorebirds 2020 Project
    Producer/AuthorLiz Crawford (editor)
    PersonsTheunis Piersma


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