Promoting IBAs in Your Community
1 December 2005 - Important Bird Areas (IBAs) represent an increasingly
important tool in the protection of unique bird habitats around the
world. In Canada alone, approximately 600 IBAs have been identified.
Internationally, there are over 7500 sites in 170 countries. The
importance of this huge network has been blunted by a lack of consistency
in how they are recognized. To promote network identification, BirdLife
International has just released a new Important Bird Areas logo and usage
guidelines. If you are involved in managing or promoting an IBA, and are
developing communication materials such as signs, commemorative plaques,
brochures, publications, or other media, you are asked to use the
approved IBA logo.
High resolution versions of the logo, in both English
and French, are available by contacting Bird Studies Canada at
subject=IBA logo request or Nature Canada at
subject=IBA logo request.
available to answer questions and provide advice on the size and
placement of the IBA logo, and provide comments on text for signs or
To view the IBA online directory, your source for interactive data summaries and maps, click here
Courtesy Bird Studies Canada