Conservian is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging in and promoting environmental conservation. Conservian is established in close alliance with a program known as the Coastal Bird Conservation Program (CBC). Currently CBC is the sole program operating within Conservian Inc. Conservian's objectives include the work of CBC, and as opportunity and funding permit, expansion of Conservian's conservation work through development of
1) environmental education-related programs, art, films, literature, aimed at broadening public awareness of conservation issues and efforts.
2) additional conservation objectives that promote environmental conservation.
Conservian's CBC is a field-based, science-driven program dedicated to research, monitoring, protection and restoration of coastal birds and their habitats throughout the Western Hemisphere. Our mission is to advance the conservation of our hemisphere's most threatened species of coastal birds throughout their breeding and non-breeding ranges. CBC works with partners to monitor, protect, stabilize, and restore threatened beach-nesting, migratory and wintering coastal bird populations through standardized, proven methods of management and protection. The specific objectives and purposes of CBC under Conservian are:
a) Survey and monitor at-risk coastal bird populations to determine population trends, identify/assess habitats, and rank all critical sites from local to global levels of significance.
b) Work cooperatively with partners to enhance existing or coordinate/implement new coastal bird conservation efforts emphasizing protection site-by site (i.e., monitoring, posting, fencing, predator management, outreach, etc.) using proven beneficial management practices.
c) Conduct field research, draft comprehensive reports, training texts and publish our findingsrelated to the preservation and increase of coastal birds and their habitats, especially research necessary to support protective legislation.
d) Provide training programs and materials for partners, staff and volunteers at sites and act in an advisory capacity on standardized methods of management and protection for coastal birds.
e) Produce comprehensive conservation plans and management guidelines for key coastal bird species and sites (including Important Bird Areas).
f) Assist/advise partners in response to coastal changes/conflicts that impact coastal birds and habitats, (i.e., human disturbance, off-road vehicle use, predator management, major storm events, erosion control measures, redevelopment schemes, federal and state endangered species laws etc.).
g) Expand and redefine Conservian's conservation goals as needed to address the continuing challenge of engaging in and promoting environmental conservation