The Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas is a partnership between government, the private sector and conservation organizations. The purpose is to establish a scientifically designed atlas of breeding bird distribution and abundance in Manitoba. The project forms a foundation to address conservation issues for Species At Risk and common species alike, environmental assessment, incidental take, and habitat management by the federal and provincial governments. It will be a valuable source of information for everyone interested in birds.
The Manitoba Breeding Birds Atlas is the result of a partnership between the following organizations.
|Bird Studies Canada is a proud partner in the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas project. BSC is Canada's largest non-government organization dedicated to the study of wild birds and their habitats, drawing upon the skills and enthusiasm of volunteers who are engaged in meaningful "citizen science." For more information, call Toll free, 1-888-448-BIRD; or visit: www.birdscanada.org|
|Environment and Climate Change Canada's Canadian Wildlife Service manages wildlife matters that are the responsibility of the federal government. These include protection and management of migratory birds, nationally significant habitat, and species at risk, as well as work on other wildlife issues of national and international importance. The department conducts research in many fields of wildlife biology and provides incentive programs for wildlife and habitat stewardship. As such, the department was pleased to support the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas through a variety of granting mechanisms, including its Habitat Stewardship Program and Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk. For more information, visit: www.ec.gc.ca|
|Manitoba Sustainable Development. The Department of Sustainable Development works to protect the environment while facilitating sustainable resource development and appropriate wildlife management for the benefit of all Manitobans today and for future generations. For more information, visit www.manitoba.ca/sd|
|Nature Manitoba shares a passion that makes a significant commitment to education, awareness, preservation and the pure enjoyment of nature. Throughout the year, Nature Manitoba conducts a variety of indoor and outdoor programs and is an advocate for solutions to environmental issues. For more information, visit www.naturemanitoba.ca|
|The Manitoba Museum, the province's largest heritage centre, is renowned for its combined human and natural heritage themes and vivid portrayal of Manitoba's rich and colourful history. The Museum shares knowledge about Manitoba, the world and the universe through its heritage collections; interpretive galleries; exhibitions; publications; on-site and outreach programs; live, interactive Planetarium shows and hands-on Science Gallery exhibits. For more information, visit manitobamuseum.ca/main/|
|Manitoba Hydro For more information, visit www.hydro.mb.ca|
|The Nature Conservancy of Canada. For more information, visit www.natureconservancy.ca|