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
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.
Small farm life is good for the soul
New small wetland at the Boothbys' Ontario farm brings wildlife and happiness.
Focus on biodiversity in Ontario
We’re working all the angles to support biodiversity in Ontario communities.
Breaking news: Discovery of the world’s oldest duck uncovers amazing story of conservation
Just in time to celebrate our anniversary, we’re reporting from the scene where an 84-year-old mallard has returned to Canada’s wetlands.
The power of small wetlands for clean water
New DUC research quantifies the role of restored wetlands in capturing phosphorus in agricultural watersheds.
DUC’s European Water Chestnut Eradication Program in Ontario
Control and monitoring disrupt the seed cycle in Eastern Lake Ontario and the Rideau River.
DUC’s phragmites mitigation program in Ontario
Co-ordinated action to protect ecosystem health.
Invasive cattail removal on the Fraser River Delta is a cut above
Promising signs from Invasive species cattail management experiment underway at Frenchies Island in the Fraser River Delta of B.C.
Chasing phragmites: The race we have to win
Racing to protect healthy wetland habitats for native plants and animals.
Fort McMurray class named Wetland Heroes after successful fundraiser
DUC is proud to recognize the Grade 6 class from St. Martha Catholic School in Fort McMurray, Alberta as our newest Wetland Heroes. Their fundraiser helped raise $2,000 for wetland conservation.
What’s happening to Canada’s vanishing wetlands?
It’s time to take ownership of the multi-billion-dollar asset in our backyard—wetlands—before it’s too late.
COP26 shines a spotlight on boreal peatlands
International community calls on DUC’s conservation expertise to explain why boreal wetlands are key to mitigating climate change.
Connecting Cowessess and Lake Winnipeg: Good stewards make great neighbours
Cowessess First Nation and DUC are partnering on a wetland restoration project to reduce the nutrient loading that’s making Lake Winnipeg sick.