The National Bird Conservation Social Science Coordinator, based in Dr. Ashley Dayer’s Human Dimensions lab at Virginia Tech, will help to better link bird conservation practitioners with social science resources. The Coordinator will help to identify issues in bird conservation that are priorities for social science research, develop a directory of social science resources related to bird conservation, and connect bird conservation partnerships with social scientists. For the first two years of the position, the Coordinator will also work specifically to address social science questions as they relate to private lands and bird conservation.
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.