We work with a broad array of partners on both sides of the border to raise awareness of and conserve the boreal forest that is so crucial to the future of North American birds.
International Boreal Conservation Campaign
The International Boreal Conservation Campaign (IBCC) is working to conserve and sustainably manage North America’s Boreal region, a globally important ecosystem stretching more than 1 billion acres from Alaska to Labrador and containing one of the world’s largest remaining old-growth forest and wetland ecosystems.
IBCC is a coalition of Indigenous peoples, conservationists, scientists, business and civic leaders with a shared vision of protecting and sustaining the natural, cultural and economic values of the Boreal region for the benefit of future generations. The campaign was initiated by The Pew Charitable Trusts and operates as a partnership of Pew, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ducks Unlimited Incorporated, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, the Boreal Songbird Initiative, and the Boreal Leadership Council.
IBCC’s accomplishments include developing the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework, a visionary and science-based plan to preserve at least half of Canada’s boreal forest in a network of protected areas and to support sustainable communities and state-of-the-art stewardship practices in developing the remaining landscape. The Boreal Framework is supported by 1,500 scientists from around the world, scores of businesses, Indigenous leaders and nations and conservation organizations and has informed land use planning and decisions by Canadian and First Nations governments.
Boreal Songbird Network
The Boreal Songbird Initiative created and convenes the Boreal Songbird Network (BSN), a group of international birding and conservation organizations who share our dedication to raising awareness in the U.S. and Canada about the importance of the boreal forest to North American migratory birds. The BSN provides education and supports actions that help conserve vital bird habitat throughout the North American Boreal Forest.
Previous reports produced in collaboration with some of our BSN partners can be found on our Publications & Materials page.
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We are always seeking additional partners. Is your organization interested in being a part of the Boreal Songbird Network? Contact us!
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A Framework for the Future
The Boreal Forest Conservation Framework brings together stakeholders from business, communities, Aboriginal governments, and others who care about the future of the boreal.