Founded in 1994, the American Bird Conservancy is dedicated to achieving conservation results for birds of the Americas. Their four-pronged approach is to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats and build capacity for bird conservation.
The conservancy conducts advocacy at the local and federal levels. It establishes nature reserves to save rare birds, benefit migratory birds and support biodiversity. The organization works with indigenous communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, developing tailored programs that build a local ethic of conservation and provide economic development incentives to ensure long-term conservation sustainability. The conservancy also use technologies, such as small tracking devices, to study migratory practices and threats.
Since its inception, the conservancy is responsible for protecting nearly 1 million acres of critical bird habitat, creating more than 65 bird reserves around the world, planting over 3.5 million trees and shrubs to restore bird habitats and working in partnership with over 800 organizations to accomplish their goals.