In 2009, the AKNHP and ADF&G Wildlife Diversity Program entered into a partnership to help implement Alaska’s Wildlife Action Plan to better address conservation needs in the state. The missions of the AKNHP and ADF&G Wildlife Diversity Program overlap extensively in their respective efforts to conserve wildlife, fish, and habitats in Alaska.
The AKNHP Ecology Program is involved in describing and mapping the habitats and ecological processes that support Alaska’s rarest and most threatened animal species. This collaboration will help evaluate plant communities that are not adequately represented by existing conservation lands and will enable an ecosystem approach when dealing with habitat changes.
The AKNHP Zoology Program is focused on developing a ranking system for animals of conservation concern in Alaska, establishing an Avian Knowledge Network node in Alaska and updating the animal species information served from AKNHP’s conservation database (BIOTICS).