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Ducks Unlimited Tabs Winners of 2007 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards

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Outstanding contributions for wetlands and waterfowl conservation highlighted

PORTLAND, Oregon, March 23, 2007 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced the winners of its 2007 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards at the 72nd annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Portland, Oregon Friday.

DU’s Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards recognize individuals making outstanding contributions to the restoration and protection of North America’s wetlands and waterfowl. The awards are presented in six categories.

This year’s winners are:

Category

Winner

Federal Representative U.S. Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln, senior senator, Ark.
   
Federal Agency (United States) David Roy Anderson, associate director, Office of Management and Budget for Natural Resources Programs
   
State / Provincial Steve Gray, chief, Ohio Division of Wildlife
   
Research / Technical Richard A. Malecki, assistant leader for wildlife, N.Y. Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Cornell University
   
Conservation/Private Citizen David M. Richard, executive vice president, Stream Property Management, Inc., Lake Charles, La.
   
Communications Douglas B. Inkley, senior science advisor, National Wildlife Federation

DU President Jim Hulbert presented the awards. 

“Each of these individuals has made a significant, positive difference in the effort to conserve North America’s waterfowl habitats,” Hulbert said. “It’s a privilege and a pleasure to recognize such outstanding partners in conservation.”

For more information on the recipients of DU’s Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards, go to www.ducks.org/wetlandawards

Contact: Laura Houseal
(901) 758-3764
lhouseal@ducks.org

With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization with almost 12 million acres conserved. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands - nature’s most productive ecosystem - and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.

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