Partners in Flight |
Partners in Flight (PIF) was launched in 1990 in response to growing concerns about declines in the populations of many land bird species, and in order to emphasize the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives. The initial focus was on neotropical migrants - species that breed in North America and winter in the Central and South America - but the focus has spread to include most landbirds and other species requiring terrestrial habitats. The central premise of PIF has been that the resources of public and private organizations in North and South America must be combined, coordinated, and increased in order to achieve success in conserving bird populations in this hemisphere.
Partners in Flight is a cooperative effort involving partnerships among federal, state and local government agencies, philanthropic foundations, professional organizations, conservation groups, industry, the academic community, and private individuals. Since its inception, ABC has been heavily involved in PIF.
ABC staff members have served variously as the PIF National Coordinator, Regional Coordinators, Regional Working Group Chairs, and Committee Chairs. Currently, ABC has representatives on the Implementation and Science Committees as well as the Council that oversees all PIF activities. ABC has successfully worked through PIF to instill a commitment to the conservation of non-game birds within the cultures of federal and state wildlife agencies nationwide.
Visit the PIF website for more information on Partners in Flight