California Current System Marine Bird Conservation Plan
The California Current Marine Bird Conservation Plan (CCS Plan) is a collaborative effort of multiple agencies and organizations that are committed to the conservation of seabirds that breed or feed in the California Current.
The CCS Plan addresses seabird conservation from an ecosystem perspective, synthesizing information on multiple species, multiple habitats, ecological interactions, and the issues and threats that affect the health of seabirds, their prey and their ocean environments.
This Plan has been created to provide ocean resource managers, policy makers, researchers and the public with science-based tools and recommendations to improve seabird and ocean conservation, to the benefit of marine wildlife and to the health of our communities.
The CCS Plan Executive Summary Report is an overview guide to the CCS Plan chapters. This report includes the CCS Plan's executive summary, introduction chapter and summaries of the CCS Plan's chapters and conservation recommendations.
CCS Plan Chapters available for download:
CCS Plan Chapter 2
Current Seabird Status, Conservation, and Management in the California Current
CCS Plan Chapter 3
Seabird Habitats of the California Current and Adjacent Ecosystem
CCS Plan Chapter 4
Demography and Population Dynamic Models as a Cornerstone of Seabird Conservation and Management in the California Current
CCS Plan Chapter 5
Climate and Food: "Bottom-Up" Control of Seabird Population Parameters and Population Dynamics
CCS Plan Chapter 6
Predators, Competitors, Disease and Human Interactions: "Top Down" Control of Seabird Population Parameters and Population Dynamics
CCS Plan Chapter 7
Other Human - Seabird Interactions
CCS Plan Chapter 8
Use of Seabirds as Ecological Indicators and Biological Samplers of the California Current
CCS Plan Chapter 10
Education and Outreach
CCS Plan Chapter 11
Seabird Conservation Strategies and Needs
CCS Plan Chapter 12
Implemenation of the California Current Marine Bird Conservation Plan
For additional information contact:
Jaime Jahncke, PhD, California Current Group Director, (707) 781-2555 ext.335
One of the world's richest marine ecosystems, the California Current flows from southern British Columbia, Canada to Baja California Sur, Mexico.