Ducks Unlimited Canada
|Conservation Neighbourhood||Columbia ValleyCreston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeElk ValleyGoldenKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth CountrySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper ArrowUpper Kootenay River Valley|
|Focuses||Ecosystem Restoration/EnhancementLand ConservationWaterWetland ConservationWildlife/Fish Conservation|
Our Mission:Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
Our Vision:Abundant wetlands and waterfowl – today, tomorrow and forever.
DUC is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Using sound science, DUC delivers on-the-ground habitat conservation projects, research, education programs and public policy work to stop wetland loss. Here are some examples of DUC’s programs:
• To date, DUC has completed 9,387 habitat projects and conserved 6.4 million acres of wetlands and associated habitat.
• The Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research (IWWR) is the scientific research arm of DUC. Its respected team of biologists finds answers to important environmental questions and establishes the value of wetlands to society.
• DUC works with all levels of governments, advocating for programs and policies that benefit wetlands and stop critical wetland loss