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For more than 25 years, American Bird Conservancy has been standing up for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. We’re proud of our bird conservation results. But the need is great. Many birds are experiencing major population declines and need our help more than ever. Please join us and start making a difference for birds today. Our strategic approach to conservation drives all that we do, and the results are measurable: We’ve made significant strides to prevent the extinction of the most endangered birds, conserve important bird habitat, reduce top threats to birds, and build an Americas-wide community of bird conservationists. With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats and build capacity for bird conservation. Choosing a small but feisty hummingbird as its symbol, ABC has gone on to become known for our conservation results and ability to leverage still greater accomplishments through partnerships. Hundreds of bird species are on a track toward extinction. If these species blink out, we’ll have just one species to blame: ours. A casual observer might not notice, but take a closer look. Across the Americas, fewer birds inhabit our landscapes. Some familiar birds, like the Wood Thrush, are 50 percent less common than they were 50 years ago. This thrush is just one of dozens of native bird species in the Americas that may face extinction in the next decades, if current trends continue. In fact, across the Western Hemisphere, 12 percent of 4,230 bird species are declining in population and headed for extinction in our lifetimes without immediate conservation action. ABC works with partners throughout the Americas to reduce climate threats, promote landscape resiliency, and help birds adapt. As the climate changes, many birds are struggling to adapt. Climate change exacerbates existing threats, such as habitat loss and degradation, while adding new challenges, including shifting ranges and altered migration patterns. These threats pose an ever-growing danger to birds and are already pushing some species toward extinction. American Bird Conservancy is acting in three key areas — mitigation, resilience, and adaptation — to combat the effects of climate change and build a sustainable, long-term future for birds.

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The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is committed to the wellbeing of animals and those who care for them, and as such will not stay silent as people suffer due to systemic racism, sexism and other prejudices. Let us be clear, just as our veterinary oath applies to all species, our commitment is to all people regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality or identity. ABVP was founded in 1978 and its Diplomates have a common desire and willingness to deliver superior, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary veterinary service to the public. They are veterinarians who have demonstrated expertise in the broad range of clinical subjects relevant to their practice and display the ability to communicate medical observations and data in an organized and appropriate manner. ABVP certification is available to practicing veterinarians without the need to pursue a formal residency or postgraduate education. The main purpose is self-improvement through demonstrating specialist-level skills and knowledge. The certification process is demanding and requires a thorough mastery of species-oriented practice. ABVP is the AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization™ for certification of each AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty™ listed above. The ABVP undergoes a comprehensive evaluation by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS), a committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association, every three years to ensure that it is maintaining the required standards for the certification process. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) is committed to excellence in species-specialized veterinary practice for the wellbeing of animals and those who care for them, striving to make a difference in the world through professional certification, education, and innovation. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) vision is to promote and provide the highest standard of care in the total patient and to advance the quality of veterinary practice throughout the world.

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The American Association of Avian Pathologists is an international association whose mission is to promote scientific knowledge to enhance the health, well–being, and productivity of poultry to provide safe and abundant food for the world. Established in 1957, it is open to anyone who is engaged in some phase of avian diseases. It was launched as a national organization for veterinary practitioners, diagnosticians, researchers, and students interested in poultry health and medicine. With annual meetings involving both national and international members, interested individuals come together to discuss poultry diseases and further advance the field of poultry medicine. In 2007, celebrating 50 years, AAAP published AAAP- The First 50 Years 1957-2007, prepared by the AAAP History Committee and edited by John Dunn. Each year AAAP conducts a scientific program and symposium where the latest findings and issues regarding diseases in poultry are shared and discussed. AAAP also publishes Avian Diseases, a quarterly, international journal for original basic or clinical research from various disciplines including microbiology, immunology and pathology. In addition, AAAP publishes many educational materials on avian health, including Diseases of Poultry and the Avian Disease Manual. AAAP committees and interest groups offer members a forum for discussion and action on specific poultry topics and issues. Through the AAAP Foundation, scholarships and awards are given each year to support those who are striving for careers in poultry medicine and acknowledge outstanding achievement in the area of poultry medicine. AAAP facilitates member collaboration to advance science-based knowledge, expertise, and education on poultry health, welfare, and food safety. The American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation, founded in 1988, is the charitable arm of the AAAP. It is dedicated to the encouragement and development of talented individuals who are interested in careers in poultry health and/or food safety. It provides scholarship and award opportunities for undergraduate students, veterinary students, non-veterinary students, and post graduate students. The Mission of The AAAP Foundation is to encourage excellence and enables opportunity for those dedicated to nourishing the world with a sustainable abundance of healthy poultry. Through the AAAP Foundation and its partners, 40+ scholarships are offered each year. The foundation supports those pursuing a career in poultry medicine and recognizes excellence and achievement in the field of poultry medicine through member awards. Scholarship award amounts range from $500 to $5,000.

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