Vision, Mission, Goals

Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife

Allisary Creek at Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island/
©Ducks Unlimited Canada


The following Eastern Habitat Joint Venture (EHJV) vision, mission and goals reflect the wording from the EHJV 2013 Strategic Plan which is currently being finalized.


Landscapes in Eastern Canada sustain bird populations while providing ecological, social and economic benefits to society.


To provide a forum where interested parties work collaboratively to coordinate and deliver effective migratory bird-habitat conservation in Eastern Canada.


The EHJV has been guided by the successive NAWMP Planning documents since the original 1986 NAWMP Plan. The EHJV Implementation Plan 2015-2020 reflects the direction and priorities of the most recent North American Waterfowl Management Plan 2012: People Conserving Waterfowl and Wetlands.

Bird Populations: Waterfowl populations are maintained at long-term average levels (1990-2014) recognizing that annual abundance estimates may fluctuate with wetland and upland habitat conditions. 

Goals for other wetland (interior and coastal) and associated upland migratory and non-migratory bird species of high conservation concern are aligned with those species in Bird Conservation Strategies for Bird Conservation Regions, species at risk recovery documents and bird conservation plans.

Habitat: Maintain the carrying capacity of the habitat in eastern Canada at a level capable of sustaining populations of breeding staging and wintering waterfowl and other migratory and non-migratory birds at long-term average levels (1990-2014).

People: Programs and projects are undertaken that support and advocate for growing numbers of waterfowl hunters and other conservationists and citizens that enjoy and actively support the conservation of migratory and non-migratory bird populations that rely on wetlands and associated upland habitats and coastal habitats.

For more information, see the EHJV Implementation Plan 2015-2020.

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