Human Dimensions

Understanding Humans to Conserve Birds

Increasingly, there have been calls within the bird conservation community to integrate human dimensions (HD) research into conservation efforts to improve outcomes. However, you may be asking yourself, what exactly is human dimensions and why should bird conservation professionals care about it? To start, human dimensions is a field of study that applies the social [...]

By Ashley Gramza, National Bird Conservation Social Science Coordinator· November 21st, 2017·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·Tags: , ·

We Need a Field Guide to Birders

Birders represent a large segment of non-consumptive wildlife viewers in the U.S. and elsewhere. According to a 2011 study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, more than 46 million Americans participate in birdwatching either around or away from the home. Governmental agencies and various birding and bird conservation groups are collaborating through NABCI and [...]

By Jody Enck, Sister Bird Club Network· August 10th, 2017·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·Tags: ·

It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Collaborative Conservation!

What do you do when albatrosses and planes are flying in the same airspace at a naval range? You may say, “Great Scott! Population control!” Laysan Albatrosses have been at risk on the island of Kauai since the early 1900’s due to human impacts and animal predation. However, innovative collaborations with non-traditional conservation partners have simultaneously [...]

By Juliette Fernandez, Refuge Supervisor for Arizona and New Mexico, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service· June 15th, 2017·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·Tags: ·

Human Dimensions Success Stories in Bird Conservation

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 [...]

By · March 28th, 2017·Categories: News·Tags: ·

Meet the New National Bird Conservation Social Science Coordinator

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. [...]

By · February 9th, 2017·Categories: News·Tags: ·