American Bird Conservancy is dedicated to conserving wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.
Our Bird Conservation Strategic Framework — summed up in the ABC pyramid at left — shows how we approach bird conservation. It's simple yet successful.
With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to 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.
Choosing the small but feisty hummingbird as its symbol, ABC has gone on to become known for our results and ability to leverage still great accomplishments through partnerships.
In our 25 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.”