Ducks Unlimited: Our Core Values

The core values and guiding principles of Ducks Unlimited's team of staff and volunteers are:

  • Waterfowl and Wetlands
    We conserve North America's waterfowl and wetlands.
  • Ethics
    We act to uphold the reputation of DU, treating people and wildlife with respect.
  • Science-Based Decisions
    We evaluate our programs to guide us and ensure credibility.
  • Team DU
    We work together as volunteers and staff.
  • Waterfowling
    We value and enjoy the sport and heritage of hunting.
  • Collaboration, Not Confrontation
    We partner with those who share common goals and values.
  • Wise Investments
    We commit at least 80 percent of our resources to our conservation mission. Last year, 86 percent was successfully committed to conservation.
  • Passion & Commitment
    We celebrate the culture of DU as we serve our members.