Our International Program
The migratory nature of Canadas birds
More than 90 per cent of Canadian birds are migratory. Our birds, therefore, rely on the maintenance of healthy habitat in more than one country. For this simple reason, bird conservation is by definition an international activity with governments, biologists, planners, birders and non-government experts seeking to conserve species throughout their entire range.
As a Canadian co-partner in the outstanding global partnership known as BirdLife International, Nature Canada staff and volunteers work strategicallymonth by month, spring, summer, fall and winter, year after yearto conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity. We steer their programs here in Canada, attend international and regional meetings and conferences, host visitors to Canada and stay in touch with our BirdLife partners around the globe. An important part of this work involves supporting integrated conservation and development projects in areas where unsustainable economic development pose an imminent threat to habitat.
under threat of extinction
Concerned about these numbers, Nature Canada has been in the field since 1999 trying to reverse this trend. We work with other concerned partners in the Americas to ensure that birds are protected throughout their entire ranges.