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  1. Strategy for Migratory Bird Conservation

  2. PEOPLE, WINGS AND FORESTS • Conserving the Birds of the Americas • Forest Service Leadership: Making A Difference • Strategic Priorities: • Habitats degraded or at high risk • Imperiled and declining species • Conservation partnership opportunities- needs • Linking Forest Service expertise internationally • Conservation of the biodiversity • Importance of birds to humans

  3. Birds are Important to U.S. Citizens • We watch them and dfeed them • We write books dabout them • We market our dbusinesses with dtheir images • We name our sports dteams after them • We choose them as dsymbols of our dpatriotism

  4. 38% of all Americans ;16 years and older ;participate in Wildlife ;Related Outdoor ;Activities • 52% are hunters and/or ;;anglers • 82% participate in ;wildlife-watching ;activities • 76 Million Americans ;feed or watch birds ;spending $29 billion ;each year

  5. “Conservation Conserves Culture” 12,000 rural Alaskan households harvests 58,000 seaducks

  6. Of the 852 bird species in the United States: • 778 are migratory • 300 species migrate to dLatin America • 19 species of shorebirds dmigrate 8,000 miles 1 way • 34 species of wood dwarblers and 22 of the 29 dspecies of waterfowl are dshared between U.S., dCanada, Mexico

  7. Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

  8. Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)

  9. Wood Thrush Cerulean Warbler Dickcissel Painted Bunting • -40% • -50% • -40% • -50% Migrant Declines since 1966

  10. 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 1967 1971 1975 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 1955 1959 1963 Scaup Population Trends Breeding Population (x1000) NAWMP Goal

  11. Reasons for Decline In the USA and other countries • Human Population • increase • Pesticides – other • chemicals • Natural Disaster • Habitat Loss • -Urbanization • -Agricultural Development • -Wetland Drainage • - Forest Loss and • Fragmentation

  12. Global Population Trends 10 AFRICA EUROPE 8 NORTH AMERICA ASIA AND OCEANIA 6 LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN SOURCE: United Nations (U.N.) Population Division, Long Range World Population Projections: Two Centuries of World Population Growth: 1950-2150 (U.N., New York, 1992), Table 6, p.22 4 2 0 1950 2000 2050

  13. Cleared Non -“Frontier” Forest “Frontier” Forest 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 Russia And Europe 2 North and Central America South America Asia Africa Oceania 0

  14. Latin American Deforestation • Reduces Survival Rate • Decreases Number of Migratory dBirds Returning to North America