Updated Strategic Plan unveiled by the Ornithological Council

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The Ornithological Council (OC) of the Americas has unveiled its updated strategic plan. Founded in 1992, the OC brings together a network of ornithological organisations dedicated to the study and conservation of bird species across the Americas, including:

  • Association of Field Ornithologists
  • Birds Caribbean
  • CIPAMEX: Sociedad para el Estudio y Conservación de las Aves en México
  • Neotropical Ornithological Society
  • North American Crane Working Group
  • Pacific Seabird Group
  • Raptor Research Foundation
  • Waterbird Society
  • Wilson Ornithological Society

The refreshed strategic plan introduces an updated mission:

  1. Ensure that top-tier ornithological science informs policy, research, and management decisions impacting birds and their study.
  2. Protect and enhance the professional pursuits of ornithologists.
  3. Act as the unified voice of the ornithological community, increasing the impact of ornithological knowledge in public affairs.

Additionally, the plan highlights a new organizational value:

“The ornithological community recognizes the value and importance of embracing human and geographic diversity within the ornithological community and literature.”

The new strategic plan, developed with input from the entire OC board of directors, (which includes representatives of all the OC member societies) can be downloaded from the OC’s website, here.

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