Jul 30 2019
The appointment of Editor of Tattler is urgently needed to work with a team of dedicated researchers and conservationist across the migratory flyways of the Asia Pacific from the Arctic tundra to Australia and New Zealand!
October 2019 will mark the 25th anniversary of Tattler, newsletter for the Asia Pacific Flyways & Australian Shorebirds 2020 Project
The first edition of the then ‘The Tattler’ was initiated by Phil Straw in October 1994 as a way to disseminate information to wader enthusiasts, researchers and conservationists including all members of the Australasian Wader Studies Group. In 1996 the newsletter played an essential role in promoting the first, and still the biggest, international shorebird conference in Australasia titled ‘Shorebird Conservation in the Asia-Pacific Region’ convened by Phil with the help of the AWSG committee. This event in turn played a role in the initiation of the East Asian Australasian Shorebird Reserve Network at a side meeting of the Ramsar Convention of Parties marking the 25th Anniversary of Ramsar in Brisbane (now known as the EAA Flyway, see
In 2006 the name of the newsletter was changed to Tattler, ‘Newsletter for the Asia Pacific Flyway’, with the addition of a Chinese assistant editor resulting in the first Chinese edition of Tattler (ceased when Phil handed his editorial role over to his successor). November 2006 also saw the launch of the East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership at its first meeting in Bogor, Java, Indonesia.
The challenges for the newsletter have increased since 2006 with most articles from contributors from across the flyway, see
We are now seeking an editor, and assistant editor, at an exciting, and challenging time for shorebird conservation across the EAA Flyway. This involves editing incoming articles from anywhere in the flyway.
If you think you have the skills and determination to take on the challenge of either position we would like to hear from you ASAP. A good grasp of English grammar (and at times editing author’s contributions who don’t) is essential, although assistance is available when needed. Either from Phil (for Chinese writers) and other Asian language speakers from our Flyway partners. Skills in using Adobe InDesign CS5.5 or later a distinct advantage (but not essential).
We are currently behind schedule but will recommence with August 2019 edition.
All enquiries should be sent to Phil Straw, vice chairman, AWSG at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 0411 249 075, along with your contact details and relevant experience.
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