Learn How to #BirdYourWorld with the IWJV

In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, people around the world are joining forces to celebrate the “Year of the Bird” with 12 months of storytelling, science, and conservation aimed at heightening public awareness of birds and the importance of protecting these critical species.  National Geographic, National Audubon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and BirdLife International are leading the effort with telling stories to explore the wonder of birds and why we can't live without them, and asking people to commit to protecting birds today and for the next 100 years. 

The Year of the Bird celebration aims to harness the collective passion and expertise of bird lovers around the world to champion causes for birds and help motivated people work towards proven solutions. Visit BirdYourWorld.org to learn about meaningful actions you can take each month to help protect birds.  Use #YearoftheBird and #BirdYourWorld on social media to share how you’re celebrating birds and to inspire others to join.

You can also bring it on home and join forces with partners in your state to benefit birds and their habitats through the IWJV State Conservation Partnerships. These state-based groups bring together public and private partners to promote and coordinate strategic habitat delivery that’s aligned with national and state bird conservation initiatives and State Wildlife Action Plans. Read about project success stories and contact the Chair in your state to learn how you can get involved on an issue you are passionate about.

And, while you’re at it, join the IWJV Partnership to receive our e-newsletter and updates about conservation science, tools, and activities for habitat conservation in the Intermountain West that benefit birds, other wildlife, and people. Have a great Year of the Bird!