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Western Hemispheric

Migratory Species Initiative




WHMSI is building country capacity to conserve and manage migratory wildlife.  It improves hemispheric communication on conservation issues of common interest, provides training in priority areas, strengthens the exchange of information needed for informed decision-making, and provides a forum to address emerging issues such as new threats to migratory species, or the connections between wildlife disease and human diseases. 




Memoranda of Understanding signed with international organizations active in the field of migratory species conservation:


WHMSI is a partnership among all of the nations of the hemisphere, including governments, non-governmental organizations, and relevant treaties, working to conserve shared migratory species. Its mission is to contribute significantly to the conservation of the migratory species of the Western Hemisphere by strengthening cooperation and communication among nations, international initiatives and civil society, and by expanding constituencies, awareness and political support.


Secretariat of the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (UNEP - CAR/RCU)

Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB)

Ramsar Regional Center for Training and Research on Wetlands in the Western Hemisphere (CREHO)

Manatee Conservation Trust of Trinidad and Tobago (MCT)

Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

US Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (US NABCI)

Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN)





This page was last updated on Monday September 27, 2010.