Bird Conservation Plans
The 2018 North American Waterfowl Management Plan – Connecting People, Waterfowl, and Wetlands continues a legacy of innovation and collaboration that is grounded in 32 years of successful waterfowl and wetlands conservation across the continent. Since its inception in 1986, the Plan has engaged governments, conservation organizations, landowners, and citizens throughout Canada, Mexico, and the United States using a widely acclaimed partnership model of waterfowl management.
The Waterbird Conservation for the Americas partnership addresses the conservation and management of species of waterbirds, including seabirds, coastal waterbirds, wading birds, and marshbirds. The North American Waterbird Conservation Plan(2002) is a product of the WCA partnership.
Concerns over shorebirds led to the creation of the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan in 2000. The plan develops conservation goals for each region of the U.S. The U.S. PPR provides critical migration stopover habitat for millions of Arctic-breeding shorebirds and is crucial for sustaining populations of grassland-breeding shorebirds, such as the marbled godwit.
This Partners in Flight plan revision is a guide to landbird conservation in the U.S. and Canada over the next 10 years. It presents new assessments and tools as well as recommendations to address continental threats, reverse long-term population declines, and prevent landbirds from becoming at risk. This 2016 Plan Revision documents widespread declines in populations of many of the 448 species of landbirds in the U.S. and Canada—a foreboding indicator that the health of ecosystems upon which we all depend is being degraded.
This waterbird conservation plan presents a plan for wetland basins in the region. Published by the PPJV in 2004.