How our work impacts conservation across Canada.
Where we’re working on the ground from coast to coast.
We need your help to protect our water, wildlife, and wetlands. Here’s how you can make an impact.
Four good reasons to make room for trees in agricultural landscapes
Four reasons why the environmental benefits provided by trees may tip the balance in favour of viewing wooded areas as less of an obstacle, and more of a resource to manage.
Improving water quality and biodiversity on farms
Wetland restoration creates a powerful ripple effect that generates real environmental gains for communities throughout the country.
The benefits of bats
These flying mammals have closer ties to wetland biodiversity than we realize.
Soil is at the root of a healthy planet but we’re treating it like dirt
Healthy soil safeguards nature, filters water, stores carbon and increases biodiversity both above and below ground. It also provides 95 per cent of the food we eat. The bottom line: healthy soil is at the root of everything essential to our survival.
Protecting our connection to the land
Conservation easements offer means of preserving Saskatchewan heritage.
Youth join the vanguard to stop invasive species in Canada
Meet students who monitor and protect their local wetlands when they go to school.
Putting artificial intelligence to work identifying invasive species
DUC pilot project with AI firm saiwa helps maximize field time in battling European water chestnut, an invasive species affecting Ontario's waterways.
Canadian farms produce more than food
The land used to grow and raise our food also stores carbon, provides biodiversity habitat, filters our water and helps mitigate the impacts of climate change like flooding and drought.
Restoring wetlands will jumpstart nature’s great comeback
Wetlands are a biological resource akin to rainforests and coral reefs and, as powerful carbon sinks, are one of the greatest tools in the fight against climate change. Having more of them, healthy and functioning, on the landscape will do more for our wildlife and wild places than you can imagine.
Domaine de la Sagamité: an urban oasis in Quebec
DUC joins forces with City of Quebec to provide 300,000 residents with clean drinking water.
Canada’s sprint toward 2030 starts now and failure is not an option
Following a landmark new deal to protect biodiversity, we must pick up the pace to meet targets enshrined at the United Nations Conference for Biodiversity (COP15)
Who is the voice for nature? How advocacy can help.
If ducks could talk, what would they say? Part of our role as conservationists is to acknowledge and understand what wetland-dependent species are telling us, and to be their voice.
Changing the tides on biodiversity loss: We need to look beyond the numbers and beyond our borders.
What happens when we take too much from nature?
When species over-exploitation meets habitat loss, it takes the combined forces of science, policy, conservation and individual choice to turn the tide.
Restoring what’s been lost can be our gain
Returning valuable ecosystems like wetlands to the landscape can help bring biodiversity back.
Real science for real life
Advancing biodiversity conservation in Canada means advancing research.
Investigating the role of wetlands in climate change mitigation and adaptation
New research showcases the potential of wetlands as nature-based climate solutions
Youth lead the way for biodiversity in Canada
Influencers of the future, the thousands of Canadian youth who participate in DUC education programs are bringing new ideas, energy and perspectives to safeguard our country's biodiversity.
Indigenous knowledge will move the needle on biodiversity gains in Canada
Indigenous-led conservation braids traditional knowledge with science and technology to create environments where species can thrive.
Restoring tidal marsh and migration pathways for wildlife
FRESH news about imperilled ecosystems in the Fraser River Estuary
Let’s end the upward trend of invasive wildlife in Canada
Innovative partnerships to address invasive species and disease management reduce threats to biodiversity
DUC grazing clubs coordinator honoured for sustainable farming initiatives
Mike Thiele named to "Wall of Fame" by Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association
Sustainable food for thought: agriculture’s influence on biodiversity
There is not one perfect solution: Producing food will always have an impact. But minimizing that impact and striving for continuous improvement is central to a sustainable food system that supports biodiversity.