Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA)

The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) was passed in 2002 in order to promote the long-term conservation of neotropical migratory birds and their habitats.  The act established a competitive, matching grants program that supports public-private partnerships carrying out noteworthy projects in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.  

By law, at least 75% of the total funding available for grants each fiscal year must be used to support projects outside the U.S. As such, the program has proven to be successful in catalyzing partnerships and capacity building for neotropical migratory bird conservation across the Western Hemisphere.

The goals of the NMBCA are to:

  • Perpetuate healthy populations of neotropical migratory birds
  • Provide financial resources for bird conservation initiatives
  • Foster international cooperation for such initiatives

See videos about NMBCA here.