last two decades of the 20th century, a surge of interest in conserving
birds and their habitats spurred the development of several unprecedented,
partnership-based bird conservation initiatives. These initiatives have
produced national and international conservation plans for birds that
lay out species status assessments, population goals, habitat conservation
threats, issues and objectives, and monitoring needs. To learn more about these
their Web sites using the logo-links on this page.
These bird initiatives have also produced regional plans that provide more detailed information on population objectives and
habitat needs for birds in specific landscapes. To view or download conservation
plans at the regional scale for the various taxa (i.e., landbirds, shorebirds,
waterbirds, waterfowl, resident game birds) -- as well as a limited number of all bird plans
-- visit the interactive Bird Conservation Region (BCR) map on this Web site or the initiative links to the right. To learn more about BCRs, click here.
Plans are only
effective if people work to achieve the established goals and objectives.
A host of organizations are working together together at state, regional,
national, and international levels to meet the goals and objectives of
these plans in a coordinated fashion to achieve comprehensive bird conservation and management For example,
Ventures are self-directed, regional partnerships of public and
private organizations and individuals, originally established to carry
out the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Joint ventures have now accepted the challenge of carrying out multiple bird conservation
plans using an integrated approach. For more information about a specific
bird habitat joint venture, visit their web site via the Joint Venture map, or contact the appropriate Joint
To download a national JV fact sheet, click here.
- Organizations in many states are forming state-based bird conservation initiatives -- partnerships focused on developing and implementing state bird conservation priorities identified in the various bird conservation plans. Use
the links below to find out more about individual state bird conservation
Assessment: The following
links provide information on existing species assessments and priorities
- In order
to receive federal funds through State Wildlife Grants program, Congress
charged each state and territory with developing a comprehensive wildlife
conservation strategy, also known as State Wildlife Action Plans. To
see individual state plans, use the following link: State
Wildlife Action Plans
- The Southern Wings Program is a partnership of state agencies that support the common vision of providing a funding mechanism for bird conservation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
initiatives and programs: