About the International Alliances Program
National Audubon's International Alliances
Program (IAP) protects the birds and biodiversity of the Americas.
We provide science, education, and policy development tools
to build the conservation capacities of in-country organizations
directly involved in the fate of key landscapes in Latin America
and the Caribbean.
Hemisphere Migratory Flyways
Birds' regular exposure to vast geographic ranges makes them
uniquely qualified as barometers of our planet's biodiversity
and environmental health. Birds' visibility, accessibility
and appeal help link people, cultures and places together
throughout the hemisphere. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge
map for details.
Migratory birds know nothing of the national,
political boundaries of the countries within the Americas.
They move in accordance with rhythms encoded in their genes,
sometimes traveling mind-boggling distances looking for the
forest, grassland, shoreline or other natural landscape that
is their home for a portion of the year. If we hope to continue
to share our North American communities with familiar avian
visitors we must ensure that birds find food, safety and shelter
in all of their seasonal homes, and the places in between.
Meet the IAP staff.