The N.A.W.C.P. is the product of an independent partnership of individuals and institutions having interest and responsibility for conservation of waterbirds and their habitats in the Americas. The plan provides a continental-scale framework for the conservation and management of 210 species of waterbirds, including seabirds, coastal waterbirds, wading birds, and marshbirds utilizing aquatic habitats in 29 nations throughout North America, Central America, the islands and pelagic waters of the Caribbean Sea and western Atlantic, the U.S.-associated Pacific Islands and pelagic waters of the Pacific. What Future for Waterbirds?; State of the Resource; Moving Forward through Partnerships; and Achieving the Vision: Summary of Strategies and Outcomes. Illustrated with color photographs and maps.