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DU Chief Scientist awarded AFWA’s highest honor

Ducks Unlimited's (DU) Chief Scientist, Scott Yaich, was awarded the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies' (AFWA) highest honor during their annual conference this week. Yaich was presented with the Seth Gordon award during the conference's awards dinner.

Conservation, the Economy, and You

Have you ever considered how much you personally contribute to the conservation cause, or how much your hunting expenditures benefit the economy? Let's take a closer look at the remarkable impact that a typical waterfowler has on conservation and the economy simply by doing two things that come naturally to many readers of this magazine: going duck hunting and supporting Ducks Unlimited.

Wetland losses point to importance of protecting the prairies

Ducks Unlimited (DU) says a documented drop in wetland numbers in the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) during a recent 12-year period could add up to a loss of breeding habitat for 100,000 duck pairs. A new study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on the status of prairie wetlands in the United States found the PPR lost more than 107,000 wetland basins from 1997 to 2009.

Conservation: Gains and Losses

While progress has been made in conserving the nation's wetlands, these vital habitats continue to decline at an alarming rate

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Appoints DU Representative to North American Wetlands Conservation Council

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced the appointment of Ducks Unlimited Director of Conservation Operations, Dr. Scott Yaich, to serve on the North American Wetlands Conservation Council.

Wetlands and the Farm Bill

Your support will be needed to save key agricultural conservation programs in upcoming legislation

The Waters of the United States

The future of prairie potholes and many other wetlands depends on how this simple phrase is interpreted

Passing on the Tradition

Research is providing valuable information that will help us better understand what we can do to recruit more waterfowlers and other hunters now and in the future.

Danger From Above

Raptors are common predators of waterfowl in many areas of North America.

How Duck Hunters Can Change History

By supporting conservation today, all of us can help ensure a bright future for waterfowl and our sport.

Crisis for Americas Wetlands

Our nation’s wetlands face their greatest risk in 35 years, and federal legislation that would protect them needs your support.

Ducks 2050

What might the coming decades hold for waterfowl and duck hunters?

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