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Important Bird Areas
the process of scientifically identifying Important Bird Areas,
we understand that all of these sites have conservation value.
Across the country, a variety of activities are underway,
and attention is being directed towards the conservation of
many of these sites, through initiatives and projects encompassed
other activities and projects are underway at Important Bird
Areas which are in need of increased attention, support and
national level resources to further advance the efforts to
protect crucial birds and habitats. Recently, we kicked off
the Saving Important Bird Areas Initiative to help identify
and support these projects.
a nomination and review process,
23 projects across six countries and 18 states were identified
as target projects, encompassing 81 Important Bird Areas.
Sites are significant for 42 globally threatened bird species
and cover more than 23 million acres. See map below.
Important Bird Areas staff have been working in coordination
with state and local chapters, providing support to these
projects in recent months by performing spatial analysis,
mapping, compilation and summarization of data, as well as
coordinated planning. In the coming months, more support efforts
are planned, additional tools will be developed, and more
content will be compiled and shared online.
information to come... check back for updates on these projects!