ABC's mission is to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Our commitment to bird conservation remains absolute, even while some other groups shift their mission to prioritize people over wildlife. We believe unequivocally that conserving birds and their habitats benefits all other species — including people.
Simple yet successful, our Bird Conservation Strategic Framework — summed up in the ABC pyramid — shows how we approach bird conservation.
We innovate, build on sound science, and work in partnership to achieve four goals: halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation.
American Bird Conservancy was born in 1994, based on the need our founder, George Fenwick, saw for a fearless bird conservation group — one that wasn't afraid to take on difficult issues like free-roaming cats and pesticides.
In our 20+ years, we have found that when it comes to bird conservation, fearlessness and persistence pay off. Today, we can imagine a world in which our Vision Statement becomes reality:
“An Americas-wide landscape where diverse interests collaborate to ensure that native bird species and their habitats are protected … where their protection is valued by society … and where they are routinely considered in all land-use and policy decision-making.”