Arctic Migratory Bird Initiative (AMBI): Work Plan

The Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI), is a project of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council. AMBI is designed to improve the conservation status and secure the long-term sustainability of declining Arctic breeding migratory bird populations. Through conservation of a shared natural and cultural resource, AMBI will have a positive impact on societies for whom migratory birds are a source of livelihood and spiritual inspiration. The 2013 Arctic Biodiversity Assessment found that many Arctic migratory species are threatened by overharvest and habitat alteration outside the Arctic, especially birds along the East Asian-Australasian flyway. AMBI provides implementation of Recommendation #8 of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment to ‘reduce stressors on migratory species range-wide, including habitat degradation and overharvesting on wintering and staging areas and along flyways and other migration routes’.