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Why an Urban Conservation Treaty for
Migratory Birds?
For the vast majority of people, birds
represent their most frequent contact
with wildlife. Birds are a valuable
resource, contributingaesthetically,
culturally, scientifically, and economically
to America’s citizens. Urban areas are
critical for migrating birds. Large
concentrations of birds migrate along
flyways or routes onwhich many large
urban centers have developed. Important
bird habitat is often found within these
metropolitan areas. With an
environmentally aware citizenry dedicated
to conserving and enhancingtheir natural
resources, cities can be sanctuaries for
migratory birds and other wildlife.
What Is an Urban Conservation Treaty for
Migratory Birds?
An Urban Conservation Treaty for
MigratoryBirds is a partnership
agreement between a U.S. city and the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to
conserve migratory
birds through
education and
habitat
improvement.
The Serviceprovides
challenge
grants and
technical
assistance.
The Treaty
city
develops
and
Urban Conservation Treaty for
MigratoryBirds
Making Cities Better for Birds
implements bird conservationprojects,
provides matching dollars and in-kind
support, and develops additional
partnerships.
What Type of Funding Is Provided?
Cities are awarded Service “challenge”
grants from $10,000 to $150,000,depending
on the scope of projects proposed by city
and Service project leaders. The Treaty
city is “challenged” to raise an amount
equal or greater than the amount of funds
awarded by theService. The match may
consist of cash or “in-kind” contributions
of goods and services from the Treaty city
or third party donors.
What Are the Main Components?
The focus areas of the UrbanConservation
Treaty for Migratory Birds are Habitat
Creation, Protection, and Restoration;
Education and Outreach; Hazard(s)
Reduction; and Non-native, Invasive, or
Nuisance Animal and Plant Species...
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