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Migratory Bird Joint Ventures
Joint Ventures are self-directed partnerships of agencies, organizations, corporations, tribes, or individuals that conserve habitat for priority bird species, other wildlife, and people.
What is a Joint Venture?
A Joint Venture (JV) is a collaborative, regional partnership of government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, tribes, and individuals that conserves habitat for priority bird species, other wildlife, and people.
Joint Ventures bring these diverse partners together under the guidance of national and international bird conservation plans to design and implement landscape-scale conservation efforts.
A national Joint Venture website provides more details on how the Joint Ventures are working with partners to conserve birds and their habitats throughout North America.
Conservation in Action
Joint Ventures have been widely accepted as the model for collaborative conservation in the 21st century. They use state of the art science to ensure that a diversity of habitats is available to sustain migratory bird populations for the benefit of those species, other wildlife, and the public. JV actions include:
biological planning, conservation design, and prioritization;
project development and implementation;
monitoring, evaluation, and research;
communications, education, and outreach; and
funding support for projects and activities.
Partnerships That Work
Nationwide, 18 habitat-based JVs address the bird habitat conservation issues found within their geographic area. Additionally, three species-based Joint Ventures, all with an international scope, work to further the scientific understanding needed to effectively manage specific bird species.
JVs have a 25-year history of success in leveraging public and private resources to bring together partners and focus on regional conservation needs.
Since the first Joint Venture was established in 1987, JV partnerships have leveraged Congressional funds 36:1 to help conserve 20.5 million acres of critical habitat for birds and other wildlife.