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Individuals and community groups can contribute to bird conservation by becoming involved in conservation efforts.
Click here to learn more about how citizens can conserve birds.
Industry can assist with bird conservation by supporting research, managing their environmental impacts and adopting practices that protect birds and their habitats. See the following examples:
- Edison Electric Institute - Weyerhaeuser Company
Who Conserves Birds?
Waterfowl Survey Biologists [Photograph: Todd Harless, US Fish and Wildlife Service]
Bird conservation is a process involving individuals and organizations with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Participants in the process range from biologists who conduct surveys, analyze data and monitor bird populations, to conservation planners who prioritize what to conserve and coordinate development of species & habitat conservation plans, to policy-makers who enact laws and regulations that help protect birds and their habitats, to wildlife and land managers who implement on-the-ground conservation actions to maintain or restore the conditions necessary for the long-term persistence of bird populations and their habitats. Examples of who conserves birds in the United States are provided in this page.
Government (United States)
Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency - provides incentives for conservation and restoration activities in agricultural lands.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - manages and conserves wildlife and their habitats in the United States. Lead responsibility within the federal government for management and conservation of migratory birds across the nation.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - protects wetlands, watersheds, estuaries, coastal and marine resources, and safeguards air, water and land by control of pesticides, toxic substances, oil spills, and other forms of pollution.