WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, the North American Bird Conservation Initiative partners released their first annual State of North America’s Birds, a report that analyzes the health of all bird 1,154 native species in North America.
The initiative, created by the governments of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to protect the populations and habitats of birds of North America, reported that more than one third of all species on the continent need urgent conservation action. The report calls for new, continent-wide efforts to protect lands that are shared between birds and humans.
The report was released during the centennial year of the Migratory Bird Treaty, an agreement between the U.S. and Canada to take a collaborative approach to protect migratory birds in North America. The report highlights the relationship between the three North American countries to protect birds.