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Alaska Shorebird Conservation Plan

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Arctic-nesting shorebirds are among the most evocative creatures on our planet. Their tenacity while breeding in harsh northern environments, their spectacular concentrations, prodigious long-distance migrations, and the athletic grace of their aerial acrobatics inspire awe and appreciation. These wonders, however, are in jeopardy. Fifty percent of the shorebird species in Alaska are declining. The Alaska Shorebird Group, which includes representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous partners, recently released version III of the Alaska Shorebird Conservation Plan that identifies priority actions to stem these declines and conserve shorebirds that breed in Alaska for future generations. Learn more