DU International Conservation Planning Regions (ICP)
Ducks Unlimited (DU) re-evaluated its future path to make sure it is in tune with the needs of waterfowl and wetlands conservation. These planning regions represent the most recent self-assessment conducted by staff and volunteers to assure the organization is effectively in pursuit of its mission. DU believes that solutions to fundamental problems must be anchored in the most up-to-date scientific understanding of waterfowl and the habitat resources to which they are intimately tied. A total of 36 Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) cover the North American continent. These regions were established cooperatively for all of the major bird conservation initiatives through the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI). DU has adapted the BCR as guidelines for establishing their conservation planning regions. DU's planning regions were developed by a thorough review of current knowledge of the biological issues affecting the birds and their habitats.
DU has developed long-term strategic plans for regional conservation that span one or more generations. These conservation plans have been implemented with shorter-term operational plans (five years). The international conservation regions identify and prioritize ecological regions which serve as guidance to regional planning and implementation of habitat protection, enhancement and restoration.
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Source date: 2005
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