All are welcome to participate in the Sonoran Joint Venture’s Science Working Group, a “conservation think tank” that conducts bird conservation planning, monitoring, and project development for the SJV region.
At its winter meeting, the SJV Management Board hosted partners such as Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas, Pronatura Noroeste, and Intermountain Bird Observatory to share progress on bird conservation in the SJV region.
Continued conservation action and investment is needed to help prevent the extinction and endangerment of dozens of landbird species in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new plan by Partners In Flight.
More than one-third of the native bird species in Canada, Mexico, and the continental United States are at risk of extinction without significant conservation action, according to the first-ever Trinational State of the Birds Report
Conservation Action Plan for the San Jacinto Valley Important Bird Area: Balancing wildlife, agriculture, and communities in the heart of Riverside County
Project Description We propose to develop a strategic Conservation Action Plan for the San Jacinto Valley, California, which will bring multiple stakeholders to the planning process including state wildlife management staff, conservation non-profits, dairy farmers, and local communities and developers. The goal is to develop bird conservation recommendations and management strategies that can dramatically impact
The 5th International Partners in Flight Conference brought the bird conservation community together to create a unified vision for full life cycle needs and addressed them with innovative approaches. The meeting focused on linking regions throughout the Western Hemisphere, working together in geographic-based work sessions to develop implementable projects. SJV Science Coordinator Carol Beardmore and
When land does well for its owner, and the owner does well by his land; when both end up better by reason of their partnership, we have conservation. —Aldo Leopold, The Farmer as a Conservationist On July 2, 2013 the 2013 U.S. State of the Birds Report was released, the nation’s first review
In 1986 Canada, Mexico, and the United States adopted the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP, or Plan), aimed at conserving continental waterfowl populations and habitat. In the intervening years, NAWMP partners have conserved and restored 15.7 million acres (63,000 square kilometers) of wetlands, grasslands and other key habitats for ducks, geese and swans shared
This report identifies best practices based on innovations and lessons learned from the years since SWAPs were developed. The best practices may be used voluntarily by state fish and wildlife agencies that aspire to improve conservation work and create greater consistency across SWAPs, thereby making them more relevant to partners and large landscape-level efforts. Download
In August 2012, 35 managers and biologists from protected areas in the U.S. and Mexican Sonoran and Mojave deserts met in Phoenix, Arizona to discuss management strategies to promote adaptation of natural communities and species in the region to climate change. During the workshop participants learned about the results of a climate change vulnerability assessment