The NABCI vision is one of habitat partnerships, based upon the North American Waterfowl Management Plan's joint venture model, covering the continent coast-to coast. Throughout the North American continent, regional partnerships (called Joint Ventures in Canada and the U.S. and Alianzas Regionales in Mexico) have been established to undertake bird conservation projects. Each joint venture includes the participation of individuals, corporations, conservation organizations and government agencies. It is hoped that each existing and new partnership will consider delivering conservation of all birds in all habitats and that these partnerships eventually move toward conservation of biological diversity using Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) as the ecological unit in which to achieve their goals.
Working both collectively and independently, joint venture partners conduct activities in support of bird conservation goals cooperatively developed by the partnership. These activities include:
- biological planning, conservation design, and prioritization,
- project development and implementation,
- monitoring, evaluation, and applied research activities,
- communications and outreach, and
- fund-raising for projects and activities.
Habitat Joint Ventures comprise diverse stakeholders committed to bird conservation in a specific area (click here for more information on U.S. Habitat Joint Ventures and Canadian Habitat Joint Ventures, whereas Species Joint Ventures primarily address monitoring and research needs. All of the species joint ventures and the Pacific Coast Joint Venture (habitat) are international in scope.
Joint Venture Boundary Map