Bird Flu
by: Irene Doyle

        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.

        Staff are available to answer questions and provide advice on the size and placement of the IBA logo, and provide comments on text for signs or commemorative plaques.

        To view the IBA online directory, your source for interactive data summaries and maps, click here .

        Courtesy Bird Studies Canada


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