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State wildlife action plans are documents that outline each state's priorities, challenges and actions needed to conserve its wildlife and natural communities. These plans - known technically as "comprehensive wildlife conservation strategies" - include birds and other species, and they group priorities based on threats and actions.
The Process of Bird Conservation
Bird conservation - the preservation, protection or management of birds and their habitats - is a process aimed at ensuring the persistence of bird populations and the habitats on which they depend. This process includes identifying the reasons for conserving birds, identifying and prioritizing what birds and habitats to conserve, identifying stakeholders that will need to be involved in the conservation process, planning how bird populations and habitats will be conserved, implementing on-the-ground conservation actions, and evaluating the success of those actions. The process of bird conservation can be summed up with the following five questions, which describe the main elements comprising the conservation process:
The bird conservation process involves a series of steps aimed at conserving birds and their habitats. What is to be conserved may range from a single bird population to an entire ecosystem. The following steps provide an example of how the bird conservation process may proceed: