The State of Florida and other partners are beginning the process of bird conservation planning in peninsular Florida to assist in identifying priority areas for bird conservation. Recognizing that Florida has a multitude of conservation plans, this plan will direct conservation efforts to address specific needs of high priority species in priority habitats by the avian conservation community. Presently, focus areas for species and groups of species do not exist, and this plan will help direct resources to these areas.
The Florida Bird Conservation Initiative has been formed, and is a voluntary public-private partnership seeking to promote sustainability of native Florida birds and their habitats (and other migratory and wintering species) through coordinated efforts that address conservation planning, delivery, research and monitoring, education and outreach, and public policy.
BCR Contact: Contact: Craig_Watson@fws.gov
Florida Bird Conservation Initiative
The Florida Bird Conservation Initiative was formed as a voluntary public-private partnership that seeks to promote the sustainability of native Florida birds and their habitats through coordinated efforts that strategically address critical needs related to conservation planning, delivery of conservation programs, research and monitoring, education and outreach, and public policy.