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COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION

THREE COUNTRIES WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR SHARED ENVIRONMENT



North American Conservation Action Plans (NACAPs)
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The CEC's North American Conservation Action Plans (NACAPs) are the first of their kind: a model for trinational conservation as formulated by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States in cooperation with scientists, academics and environmental groups.

The selection of the vaquita, monarch butterfly, leatherback turtle, humpback whale, pink-footed shearwater, burrowing owl, ferruginous hawk and black-tailed prairie dog was based on a variety of factors, including a common understanding of the threats faced by each species, their geographic location, profile and feasibility of success.

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Adobe Acrobat Humpback Whale Fact sheet
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Adobe Acrobat North American Conservation Action Plan for the Black-tailed Prairie Dog
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This NACAP, developed for the black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus), resulted from a trinational workshop hosted by the CEC in Calgary in July 2004 and benefited from the in-depth review of an extensive list of wildlife experts from diverse backgrounds from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Adobe Acrobat North American Conservation Action Plan for the Ferruginous Hawk
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This NACAP, developed for the ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis), resulted from a trinational workshop hosted by the CEC in Calgary in June 2004 and benefited from the in-depth review of an extensive list of wildlife experts from diverse backgrounds from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Adobe Acrobat North American Conservation Action Plan for the Humpback Whale
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This NACAP, developed for the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), resulted from a trinational workshop hosted by the CEC in San Francisco, California in March 2004 and benefited from the in-depth review of an extensive list of wildlife experts from diverse backgrounds from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Adobe Acrobat North American Conservation Action Plan for the Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle
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This NACAP, developed for the Pacific leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea, hereafter "leatherback turtle"), resulted from a trinational workshop hosted by the CEC in San Francisco, California, in March 2004 and benefited from the in-depth review of an extensive list of wildlife experts from diverse backgrounds from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Adobe Acrobat North American Conservation Action Plan for the Pink-footed Shearwater
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This NACAP, developed for the pink-footed shearwater (Puffinus creatopus), resulted from a trinational workshop hosted by the CEC in San Francisco, California, in March 2004, and benefited from the in-depth review of an extensive list of wildlife experts from diverse backgrounds from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Adobe Acrobat North American Conservation Action Plan for the Vaquita (Phocoena sinus)
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This NACAP is intended to provide a trinational outlook on the species. It gives an updated account of the species and its current situation, identifies the main risk factors causing the species to suffer an unsustainable level of mortality, and summarizes the current management and actions taken in each country, as well as public and commercial perception of the species and the threats it faces.
Adobe Acrobat North American Conservation Action Plan for the Western Burrowing Owl
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This NACAP, developed for the western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea, hereafter "burrowing owl"), resulted from a trinational workshop hosted by the CEC in Calgary in July 2004 and benefited from the in-depth review of an extensive list of wildlife experts from diverse backgrounds from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Adobe Acrobat North American Monarch Conservation Plan
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The actions identified address the following main objectives: decrease or eliminate deforestation in the overwintering habitat, address threats of habitat loss and degradation in the flyway, address threats of loss, fragmentation and modification of breeding habitat, develop innovative enabling approaches that promote sustainable livelihoods for the local population, and monitor monarchs throughout the flyway.
Adobe Acrobat Strategic Plan for North American Cooperation in the Conservation of Biodiversity
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This document will serve as a guide for the Council, the Biodiversity Working Group, and the CEC Secretariat in their work with stakeholders in cooperatively defining and coordinating mutually beneficial biodiversity conservation in North America.
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