Bird Conservation Plans
The 2012 North American Waterfowl Management Plan – People Conserving Waterfowl and Wetlands presents a bold renewed vision for the future, grounded in 25 years of implementation of the 1986 North American Waterfowl Management Plan. Since its creation, the Plan has achieved wetlands and waterfowl conservation successes by adopting a partner-based model that has been broadly acclaimed and widely emulated.
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 USPPR 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.
Partners in Flight formed in 1990 in response to growing concerns about the declining populations of many landbird species. The initial focus was on Neotropical migrants (species that breed in North America and winter in Central and South America) but the focus has since spread to include all North American landbird species. The North American Landbird Conservation Plan (2004) focuses on landbird conservation in the US and Canada.
This waterbird conservation plan presents a plan for wetland basins in the region. Published by the PPJV in 2004.