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All Joint Ventures

What is a Joint Venture?

A joint venture is a self-directed partnership of agencies, organizations, corporations, tribes, or individuals that has formally accepted the responsibility of implementing national or international bird conservation plans within a specific geographic area or for a specific taxonomic group, and has received general acceptance in the bird conservation community for such responsibility.

What does a Joint Venture do?

Working both collectively and independently, joint venture partners conduct activities in support of bird conservation goals cooperatively developed by the partnership. These activities include:

  • Biological planning, conservation design, and prioritization,
  • Project development and implementation,
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and applied research activities,
  • Communications and outreach, and
  • Fundraising for projects and activities.

North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture Information

For over 25 years, Migratory Bird Joint Ventures have exemplified an unparalleled record of success continent-wide. Their national model of collaborative partnerships, habitat delivery, and other bird conservation activities is built upon a foundation of solid research and sound science. The CVJV was established as one of the first of these joint ventures in 1988, and today there are 22 Bird Habitat Joint Ventures and 3 Species Joint Ventures. Learn more about the program here:

North American Bird Habitat Joint Ventures North American Bird Habitat Joint Ventures


The CVJV partnership has earned an impressive record of accomplishment since its inception in 1988, and is making great progress towards meeting the objectives identified in its 2020 Implementation Plan.