State fish and wildlife agencies spend considerable time, money and effort ensuring good bird habitat exists within their state. Southern Wings is a partnership of state agencies that support the common vision of providing a funding mechanism for bird conservation projects in Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean to support priority birds throughout their annual cycle and protect the state wildlife agencies investments.
In the Program’s first three years, state agencies have contributed over $300,000 USD and $557,000 of in-kind contributions with an additional $226,000 in state-level U.S. partner contributions. Nearly $800,000 were contributed to match state agency dollars and additional partner contributions put towards the projects by non-state partners including host-country governments and NGOs were over 1.1 Million.
Southern Wings provides a funding mechanism that: