Purpose of Ducks Unlimited

With the aim of having sufficient wetlands to increase waterfowl population, the main mission of Ducks Unlimited is habitat conservation. The organization restores, manages and conserves the North American wetlands, which serve as habitats for waterfowl. To achieve this objective Ducks Unlimited undertakes a different kind of approach to waterfowl conservation, the continental and landscape approach. Thus, the organization works in all the states, Canadian provinces and important habitats in Mexico with a central focus on habitats that would provide maximum benefit to waterfowl.

In the United States, it has established its top 5 conservation priority regions, based on habitats that would provide most benefit to waterfowl. These are the Prairie Pothole Region, the Western Boreal Forest in Canada, the Mississippi Aluvial Valley, the Central Valley in California and the Gulf Coastal Prairie. Ducks Unlimited also work in other conservation priority areas. They are prioritized from level 1 to level 4, depending on the state of the habitat in the regions.

To address the challenges in the propriety areas, Ducks Unlimited conducts programs that involve monitoring and evaluation of the habitat in the regions. Some of the conservation methods and approaches undertaken by the organization are restoration of grasslands and watersheds, replanting forests and conservation easements. Other programs include working with landowners and partners, land acquisition, management agreements with landowners and the use of geographic information systems technology.

Equally important is the Ducks Unlimited's promotion of wildlife conservation and wildlife friendly legislation in congress. Its office in Washington undertakes the necessary actions and efforts to ensure that wildlife conservation is included in public policy of the government. Since the organization is a nonprofit one, its efforts include educating and informing the members of congress on the important issues of conservation of wildlife, most especially waterfowl resources. This helps legislators on creating policies and providing funds for the preservation and restoration of many threatened habitats.


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