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Duck Numbers Remain Strong as Habitat Declines
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its preliminary report today on breeding ducks and habitats, based on surveys conducted in May and early June.
Total populations were estimated at 48.6 million breeding ducks in the surveyed area. This estimate represents a 7 percent increase over last year's estimate of 45.6 million birds, and is 43 percent above the 1955-2010 long-term average. This year's estimate is a record high and is only the sixth time in the survey's history that the total duck population exceeded 40 million.
"As good as the population news is this week, waterfowl and wetland habitats continue to face significant long-term threats. The Farm Bill and North American Wetlands Conservation Act are up for renewal by Congress this year and both are crucial to our ability to conserve this critical habitat. We are also fighting to increase our investment in wetlands conservation by raising the price of the federal duck stamp," said DU CEO Dale Hall. "Conservation is indeed at a crossroads this year."
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Ducks Unlimited: Our Mission
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit more than 900 species of other wildlife. Ducks Unlimited has become the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Thanks to decades of abiding by that single mission, Ducks Unlimited is now the world’s largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13,000,000 acres since 1937. a.
Also Ducks Unlimited has influenced or conserved more than 104,000,000 acres in North America
On Average, Ducks Unlimited, for every single day since it’s formation, has conserved 475 acres and influenced and conserved over 3,800 acres (nearly 6 square miles). THAT IS EVERY DAY FOR 75 YEARS.
This is an amazing fact that all who support Ducks Unlimited should be very proud. The work being done at the local, state and national levels are very important and we must keep protecting waterfowl and wetlands. Support this effort be joining and participating in Ducks Unlimited. See link below.
Ducks Unlimited: Our Vision
The vision of Ducks Unlimited is to have wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. So the next time you see a flock of ducks or geese overhead, remember that with your continued support, Ducks Unlimited aims to keep waterfowl in the sky, wetlands on the landscape, and Ducks Unlimited on target for many years to come.
As we prepare to begin Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary year, we hope you'll find time to get outdoors and enjoy the fruits of your labor. In 2011, duck populations soared to record highs, thanks to exceptional wetland conditions across the prairies. There could be no better confirmation of our work or inspiration for DU's mission.
Ducks Unlimited is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization. Its members are conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts who live primarily throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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