Bird Conservation is a Global Effort
The spectacle of migration that occurs twice each
year in the western hemisphere is, perhaps, unmatched
elsewhere on the planet. Billions of birds leave Canada
each autumn in favour of
locations further south.
Many of the birds that spend part of their lives in
Canada depend on a network of sites scattered throughout
the hemisphere on migration, and during the winter and
breeding seasons. Collaborative efforts that span
international boundaries and focus on full lifecycle
conservation are therefore essential to ensure the
long-term survival of bird populations.
The Important Bird
and Biodiversity Areas
(IBA) network represents one such effort. To date,
BirdLife International partners have identified more
than 10,000 IBAs around the world, with a final total
expected to exceed 14,000.
Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada are proud to
participate in this global effort, both within Canada
and beyond our borders.
Visit our individual partner
websites to learn more about the many ways in which we
support the BirdLife partnership.