A bird conservation planning effort for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands was completed in early 2015 as a result of several years of collaboration between partners in this region and the ACJV. Although not an official BCR under the framework of NABCI, it is recognized by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as a BCR, and this effort is intended to direct a more proactive and coordinated approach to bird conservation efforts in the Caribbean Basin.
This region has 284 bird species, 16 of which are endemic. Historical land use and human activities have had severe impacts on these endemic species, as well as habitats for migrating and wintering species from North America. This plan identifies historical and present habitat threats, conservation opportunities, and management strategies to protect important resident and migratory bird in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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.