Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is a nonprofit voluntary organization committed to the conservation of wetlands and waterfowl. It is the largest international private organization dedicated to such an objective.

Ducks Unlimited works by establishing partnerships with individuals, private landowners, various agencies, private organizations and with the scientific communities. Ducks Unlimited has more than 500,000 adult members and more than 50,000 Greenwing Ducks or children members. Committed to international conservation of wetlands and waterfowl, it has almost 50,000 members in Mexico and more than 150,000 supporters in Canada. The Canadian supporters include its regular members, other landowners who know the importance of wetland and waterfowl conservation, independent vendors and other attendees to its many events.

The organization addresses some of the most important problems of wetlands and other habitats. Through its partnership with private and public individuals and entities, Ducks Unlimited is able to continuously face these challenges in habitats of North America. As membership continuously grows, the acreage influence and acreage conserved of Ducks Unlimited increases. It now has more than 12,000 acreage conserved in North America and more than 61,000 acres influenced in North America. Together, this constitutes an area of more than 70,000 acreage influenced and conserved in North America.

As a grassroots organization, members and supporters are volunteers who are committed to its objectives. Thus, many of its members are those who are committed to conservation of wetlands and waterfowl. Some are conservationists while many are outdoor enthusiasts. The organization regularly hosts fundraising events. In fact, every year more than 4,000 events are held to raise funds for the organization. Some of the most common events held by Ducks Unlimited are shooting and fishing tournament, banquets and outings. These fundraising events are essential to the works of Ducks Unlimited as they allow the organization to act on works of highest priority and to further seek financial support from other sources.


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