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Data Sources and Methods for the Habitat Secured for Waterfowl Indicator

5. Caveats and limitations

  • Partners are responsible for reporting the number of hectares secured through their projects to the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) National Tracking System. Annual cumulative habitat secured may differ from that previously reported as adjustments are made.
  • The Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture is international in scope, but only the area secured in Canada is reported here.
  • Though habitat securement, enhancement and management are carried out with the goal of waterfowl population recovery and/or sustainability, these indicators do not measure waterfowl populations. For further information on waterfowl populations in Canada, see Population Status of Migratory Game Birds in Canada.
  • Though habitat secured through joint venture activities is based on conservation importance or "priority," this indicator is simply a measure of the quantity of habitat secured with no specific reference to its state (e.g., pristine, requiring restoration). Within the habitat secured, some areas may require additional conservation activities.
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