Across the Globe, 45% of Arctic-nesting Shorebirds are Decreasing
New Document Identifies Main Threats and Startegies for Conserving Shorebirds
Across the globe, 45% of Arctic-nesting shorebirds are decreasing. Within the Pacific Flyway, 11% of shorebird populations demonstrate long-term declines; none are known to be increasing. Led by an international Steering Committee of more than 85 experts in 15 countries, scietists undertook a deliberate process of identifying threats to shorebirds and developing strategies following the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. The Pacific Americas Shorebird Conservation Strategy project area spans 120 degrees of latitude from Alaska to Chile along the Pacific Coast.