International Migratory Bird Day will take place Saturday, May 13. Environment for the America has created a promotional toolkit to help partners connect with people, promote events, or develop further ideas. This year's theme is "Helping Birds Along the Way". When birds migrate between nesting and wintering sites, they don’t just stop anywhere; they rely on a [...]
The Outdoor Industry Association recently released an Outdoor Recreation Economy Report, which indicates that this sector creates more jobs than construction and computer technology and generates $117 billion more in annual consumer spending than pharmaceuticals and fuel. According to the report, outdoor recreation: Generates $887 billion in consumer spending annually Sustains 7.6 million jobs Generates $65.3 billion in federal [...]
New Nature Preserve Conserves Premier Raptor Migration Corridor while Providing Greater Recreational Access
By Joshua Parrish, Director of Working Woodlands for The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania I have participated in several land deals during my eleven-year career protecting wildlife habitat for The Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Chapter. However, our most recent project—the acquisition of 353 acres on Cove Mountain, located within minutes of the state capitol in Harrisburg—carries sentimental value [...]
The greater bird conservation community has identified a need for human dimensions success stories to be collected, organized, and shared with the community. As such, the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Human Dimensions Subcommittee has volunteered to take on this project and we've created the following Google form to help collect and characterize the success stories [...]
With many bird populations declining, scientists are looking for new ways to help protect and conserve vital species. Thanks to a partnership with the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, Virginia Tech is now home to a new, high-profile position that aims to build social science capacity within the bird conservation community through research, partnerships, and outreach. [...]
During this Centennial year of the Migratory Bird treaty between the U.S. and Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Canada have looked back over a century of bird conservation successes and challenges as well as looked forward to a future of collaborative bird conservation. Stemming from a charge by the leaders of our three countries, the U.S. Fish [...]
Each year, NABCI and the Association of Joint Venture Management Boards present the Gary T. Myers Bird Conservation Award to an individual, organization, or partnership that has shown exceptional accomplishments and/or leadership in bird conservation. This year’s nominations are due by January 20, 2017. Purpose The U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Committee and the [...]
A group of energy, business and conservation leaders today released their recommendations on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country. The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources determined that utilizing a portion of revenues from energy and mineral development on federal lands and waters to fund state-based conservation could address conservation needs for thousands of species.
The North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) published The State of North America’s Birds 2016, the first comprehensive report assessing the conservation status of all bird species that occur in Canada, the continental United States and Mexico.