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.
Work with nature, urges Manitoba farmer
Farmers from Rossburn say a DUC conservation agreement helps achieve their land management goals and increases biodiversity.
Rising from the ashes: Waterhen Marsh
Community has rallied around DUC restored wetland for 85 years, and counting.
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.
Urban wetland restoration: Kerrison Road and Brock North Meadow
Supporting sustainable growth and development in the Greater Toronto Area
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.
Cutting-edge climate data reveal the nature of change in tomorrow’s landscapes
DUC researchers collaborate on landscape-level climate questions for wetlands
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.
“Wetland Cities” like Sackville are a model for the future
“Wetland Cities” like Sackville are now a model for the future, proving that these valuable ecosystems have a place within urban settings.
Sackville, New Brunswick: North America’s first Wetland City
Sackville and its beloved urban wetlands earn prestigious environmental award from the Convention on Wetlands.
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.
Changing the tides on biodiversity loss: We need to look beyond the numbers and beyond our borders.
Infrastructure improvements for the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area
Ongoing investments in infrastructure upgrades are critical to maintaining Ontario’s wetlands.
The Ramsar Convention
The Ramsar Convention allows for important wetlands to be designated Ramsar sites, which affords them additional recognition. We have helped conserve 22 of Canada’s 37 Ramsar sites.
DUC honours Manitoba conservation leader with land dedication
DUC dedicated 160 acres of marsh and grasslands to commemorate Rick Andrews' years of service
Conservation agreement satisfies Manitoba farm family in many ways
Financial compensation and conserving natural areas compelled Dale and Linda O'Greysik to sign a conservation agreement with DUC.
Coastal habitat restored on the Niagara River in Ontario
A coastal wetland restoration near Fort Erie in Ontario
Wetlands are a natural remedy for Canada’s sick lakes
With reports of harmful algae blooms on the rise, investing in conservation is critical to solving emerging water crisis
Manitoba land donation steeped in history
Land homesteaded by a man who came to Manitoba in 1870 with the province’s first police force is being permanently conserved by the current owners and DUC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Pollinators
Native bee species, or wild bees, need our help. They are an important element of our natural ecosystems, and support food production too.
Saskatchewan birders provide glimpse into extraordinary songbird diversity on conserved land
As more research uncovers the significance of wetlands, their conservation will benefit a diverse array of species, including songbirds.
Manitoba farm couple says sustainable agriculture is a “mindset”
Originally from England and now farming in Manitoba, Tony and Angela Prynne signed a conservation agreement with DUC in July 2022.
First phase of mapping the Lower St. Lawrence Wetlands is now complete
La première phase du projet de cartographie détaillée des milieux humides du Bas Saint-Laurent est maintenant achevée.
Documenting Canada’s rare dragonflies
How citizen science and wetland conservation are helping important indicator species.
Meet the winners of the 2022 Wetland Centres of Excellence case study competition
Zoë Timberlake, Yuvika Patel and Sydney West from the Luther Marsh Wetland Centre of Excellence in Mount Forest, Ont. won DUC’s 2022 case study competition.