January 10, 2005

Canada recommits to continental Waterfowl Management Plan

OTTAWA, ONT-Canada has renewed its commitment under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), an international partnership agreement among Canada, the U.S. and Mexico aimed at restoring waterfowl populations in North America to 1970s levels. The plan details how it will achieve this, i.e. by securing, enhancing and managing wetland and upland habitat across the continent. NAWMP is implemented and financed through joint venture partnerships involving federal, state and provincial/territorial government agencies, along with non-government organizations, the private sector (such as mining, forestry, agriculture and power generation) and private landowners. In terms of financing and numbers of hectares secured, NAWMP is one of the world's most successful environmental conservation initiatives.
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