Regional Flyway Initiative: Investing in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway for Nature and People

Publication | May 2022

The Regional Flyway Initiative builds a business case for nature-based solutions in the East Asian–Australasian Flyway to help protect habitats and species while supporting communities and delivering climate co-benefits.

The East Asian–Australasian Flyway extends across 22 countries from the Russian Federation and Alaska, southwards through East Asia and Southeast Asia, to Australia and New Zealand. Wetlands along the Flyway provide critical ecosystem services to nearly 200 million people. They host remarkable biodiversity and are sources of significant income—driving and supporting agriculture, fisheries, tourism, and other industries. More than 50 million migratory waterbirds, along with a diverse range of other species, depend on these wetlands. The Regional Flyway Initiative will mobilize $3 billion to protect and sustainably manage these wetlands, preserving their globally significant biodiversity values and the ecosystem services they provide.

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  • Environment
  • Regional cooperation and integration
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  • 8.5 x 11
  • ARM210214-2

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