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  • Manitoba
  • Provincial

Life on the Water calendar photo contest winners annouced

Today, 12 winning photos were selected by a panel of DUC judges. They will fill the pages of DUC’s 2016 wall calendar in the following order: January – Bill Kendall – River otter on the run February – Kyle Nelner – Icy redhead March – Terry Hlywka – Reflections of the waterfowl April – Davan … Continued

July 28, 2015
  • Nova Scotia
  • Provincial

ACOA announces $400,000 in funding for Nova Scotia Wetland and Wildlife Park

Parliamentary Secretary Scott Armstrong made the announcement at the interpretive centre on July 28, along with Nova Scotia MLA Margaret Miller, who announced that DNR will also be contributing $200,000 to the project. DUC will also be matching funds by raising $200,000. Over the past year, DUC and the Department of Natural Resources have conducted … Continued

  • Ontario
  • Provincial

Future of Ontario’s Wetlands Looking Brighter

Today’s release of the “Wetland Conservation in Ontario Discussion Paper” is an important action by the Ontario government to address wetland loss and ensure Ontario communities continue to benefit from the services that wetlands provide. The paper is a key step towards the development of a much-needed strategic plan of action for Ontario wetlands. Among … Continued

July 27, 2015
  • National

DUC staff are “dipping their paddles” and sharing their stories

“Dip Your Paddle” encourages staff to take DUC branded paddles to places where their work is making a difference. Here, they’re snapping photos and tweeting their stories using the #DipYourPaddle hashtag. “Every day, our work benefits places and people all across the country,” says Greg Siekaniec, DUC’s chief executive officer. “This is our chance to … Continued

July 20, 2015
  • Manitoba
  • Provincial

Giant Tiger and The North West Company announced as Premier Healthy Living Sponsors

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) partners, Giant Tiger Stores Limited and The North West Company have been named the Centre’s Premier Healthy Living Sponsors. This five year co-sponsorship will help DUC deliver and enhance the Centre’s programming and capacity to bridge the ever-widening gap between people, particularly youth, and the outdoors. Given each companies’ national focus … Continued

July 7, 2015
  • National

North America’s ducks need Canada

The 2015 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations report released by the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) summarizes duck populations and habitats, as surveyed on both sides of the border in May and early June. Total populations were estimated at 49.5 million breeding ducks. This is the highest count … Continued

July 2, 2015
  • Provincial

Celebrate Duck Day at the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park

For more information contact Chelsea Murray at c_murray@ducks.ca, or check out the event on Ducks Unlimited Atlantic Canada’s Facebook page. Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn … Continued

June 26, 2015
  • New Brunswick
  • Provincial

Celebrate Duck Day at the Ducks Unlimited Conservation Centre

For more information contact the Fredericton office at 506-458-8848, or check out the event on Ducks Unlimited Atlantic Canada’s Facebook page. Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. … Continued

June 17, 2015
  • National
  • Saskatchewan

Jim Couch elected Ducks Unlimited Canada’s 42nd president

Couch was elected as Ducks Unlimited Canada’s (DUC) 42nd president yesterday at its national board of directors’ meeting in Saskatoon, Sask. He credits his rural roots and being surrounded by beautiful prairie landscapes for fostering his passion for wildlife, conservation and the environment. “To be part of an organization that contributes so much to our … Continued

June 15, 2015
  • British Columbia
  • Provincial

Mission’s wetlands bolstered by marsh donation

“We are extremely pleased to be the recipient of this valuable parcel of wetland habitat,” says Dan Buffett, DUC’s head of conservation on the coast. “Last year, we worked closely with Genstar to conserve the bulk of these wetlands for their value to waterfowl, wildlife and people. This new 3.5 ha gift ensures the final … Continued

  • Ontario
  • Provincial

Saving Great Lakes wetlands

On June 10th, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) announced an investment of almost $1 million dollars to restore seven local wetlands, including the St. Clair National Wildlife Area. Each of the projects benefitting from this investment were approaching, or had surpassed, the end of their normal operational lifespan. This investment enables DUC to repair and maintain … Continued

June 10, 2015
  • Ontario
  • Provincial

Peninsula Shores students bring wetland education to Wiarton

In between exploring the centre’s wetland and using dip nets to find and identify the critters found within it, the PSDS students spent time installing the ten distinctive interpretive signs – each one relaying valueable information that will help educate future visitors about the importance of wetlands and the many species that rely on them … Continued

June 9, 2015