IBP established and runs the first continent-wide bird banding collaboration in North America: the MAPS program. For 30 years this program has been collecting vital data on birds' survival and reproduction–information that is critical to understanding the health of bird populations. IBP also administers a sister banding program called MoSI, which monitors Neotropical migrant birds during the non-breeding season in Latin America and the Caribbean.
IBP staff, as well as other scientists and land managers across the continent, use these data to understand how climate change and other disturbances affect birds, and to develop strategies to conserve them.
Through MAPS and MoSI, as well as other programs such as our Sierra Nevada Bird Observatory, we collaborate with federal, state, and private landowners, conducting research that directly informs practical solutions to conservation and land management challenges.
We publish our research in peer-reviewed scientific journals, ensuring that it is accessible to the conservation community. With over 300 peer-reviewed publications to our name, our partners know IBP's science is top-quality and well-vetted. Our science supports bird conservation, planning, and advocacy efforts by consortia like Partners in Flight and the North American Bird Conservation Initiative.
We take pride in our legacy of training the next generation of conservation professionals. We offer bird banding training courses, co-sponsor fellowships for Latin American biologists, and train dozens of young conservation scientists each year. IBP alumni have pursued careers in science and conservation, going on to work at state and federal wildlife and land management agencies, universities, and major conservation non-profits.
As birds face a world in flux due to habitat loss, climate change and other threats, targeted and evidence-based conservation efforts are critical. At IBP, we conduct the science that provides the foundation for effective conservation. Our research helps determine which habitats should be priorities for conservation, what land management practices benefit birds, and more.
Our Science Makes Conservation Work
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