The science foundation for bird conservation in Canada will largely be provided through the conservation efforts currently underway for Waterfowl, Landbirds, Shorebirds and Waterbirds, integrating those efforts whenever possible.
The North American Waterfowl Management Plan is an international action plan to conserve migratory waterfowl throughout the continent. The Plan's goal is to return waterfowl populations to their 1970s levels by conserving wetland and upland habitat. Projects are international in scope, but are implemented through partnerships at regional levels.
The goal of Partners in Flight - Canada (PIF) is to ensure the long-term viability of populations of native Canadian landbirds across their range of habitats. Implementation of conservation plans prepared by stakeholder partnerships will occur at national, regional and local levels to help keep our common birds common.
The vision of the Canadian Shorebird Conservation Plan (CSCP) is that healthy populations of shorebirds are distributed across their range and diversity of habitats in Canada and throughout their global range. It thus recognizes the need to collaborate internationally as well as regionally. The Plan has five goals that are designed to fulfill the needs for habitat conservation, research, monitoring, evaluation, communication, and international linkages.
Wings Over Water (WOW), Canada's Waterbird Conservation Plan, outlines the steps needed to conserve the broad array of species of seabirds, inland colonial waterbirds, marshbirds and other water-related species that are addressed in this plan. The vision of WOW is to ensure populations of waterbirds are sustained or restored throughout their historical range, in Canada and globally. WOW outlines four goals that address population and habitat conservation, information exchange and coordinated action.
Priority-setting and planning within ecoregion-based Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) will provide a biologically-based framework for integration of bird conservation initiatives. Important habitats and land-use issues identified through this process will be addressed through joint venture partnerships in each BCR similar to those undertaken through NAWMP.