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Bird Conservation Actions for:

Citizens     Businesses     Governments

Everybody wins with bird conservation—healthy lands and waters provide sustainable resources for people and businesses.

For 15 years, the NABCI committees of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico have been building bridges between our nations with an integrated vision for “all birds, all habitats.” Our governments have accomplished a great deal, but they still have a big job ahead, and they can’t do it alone.

Everyone has a role to play in bird conservation. From individual homeowners to multinational corporations, small-town councils to the highest reaches of federal governments, conserving our shared birds—and our shared continent—is everyone’s responsibility.

Citizens

The decisions we make in our everyday lives have a direct effect on the lives of birds.

Every trip to the grocery store is a chance to support bird habitat.

In your home and yard, you can create a safe living space for birds.

If you’re a birder, you can make meaningful contributions to science and conservation.

Private Industry

Birds are indicators of the health of our natural resources, and both are threatened by deforestation, development, pollution, and climate change. But resource conservation isn’t just for the birds. When birds decline, industry is called to action.

Sustainability ensures long-term economic growth. Forward-thinking companies are going beyond the minimum requirements of regulations to make smart business decisions for conservation.

Your company can join sustainability leaders in North America.

Government

At all levels, our governments can implement science-based conservation policies and programs that benefit birds and people.

International

Federal/Provincial/State

Canada

United States

Bird conservation in the U.S. involves many state and federal agencies, NGOs throughout the country, thousands of citizen-science projects, and partnerships across borders. While many funding mechanisms and laws exist to support national, state, and local bird conservation, the majority of these bird conservation initiatives and efforts are supported by five key national priority programs.

Mexico

There is a critical need to enhance bird monitoring systems for birds, both for migrants and resident species. Binational efforts at NABCI in 2004 established several bird-monitoring programs in Mexico, such as:

International collaborations can restore shared, endangered species in Mexico. For example, a collaboration between NABCI and the Trilateral Wildlife Committee worked toward the establishment of a wild breeding colony of the California Condor in the San Pedro Martir in Baja California, Mexico.

Local

County and municipal governments can play an important and immediate, on-the-ground role in bird conservation.