North American Waterfowl Management Plan

First signed in 1986 between the U.S. and Canada (with Mexico joining in 1994), the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) has long been a leading model for international bird conservation plans. In late May, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed the 2012 Revision of NAWMP. This ambitious revised plan sets forth three overarching goals for waterfowl conservation: 1) maintain abundant and resilient waterfowl populations to support hunting and other uses without imperiling habitat; 2) support wetlands and related habitats sufficient to sustain waterfowl populations at desired levels, while providing places to recreate and ecological services that benefit society; and 3) increase the number of North American citizens who enjoy and actively support waterfowl and wetlands conservation. The first two goals have always been part of the NAWMP. The third goal is new and underscores the importance of people to the success of waterfowl and wetlands conservation.

Find details in the plan here: http://static.nawmprevision.org/sites/default/files/NAWMP-Plan-EN-may23.pdf

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