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.
The impressive courtship maneuvers of drakes
Whether it’s through whistling, head bobbing or blowing bubbles, each species has a unique – and captivating – set of courtship maneuvers. Here are five of the impressive lengths some drakes will go to get the girl.
A butterfly in winter
"I looked down at my mitt and thought I had a piece of bark on it. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a butterfly."
Canada’s boreal forest has many regions that share a common truth
For the health of our environment and for our enjoyment of nature, maintaining biodiversity in wetlands across the boreal forest of Canada is crucial.
Saving the breeding grounds of the piping plover
The Junction Lake project, breeding grounds of the piping plover, is an excellent example of partners working together to conserve and restore habitats, not only in Alberta, but across Canada that benefit multiple species and promote biodiversity.
Where did the whooping cranes go?
Whooping cranes weren’t always so elusive. Spring and fall once brought flocks of these massive white birds to the Canadian Prairies.
The fight to conserve our wetlands
Wetlands are a biological resource akin to rainforests and coral reefs. They are an epicentre of life that cannot be replicated. Where wetlands suffer, so too does the immense biodiversity they support.
The best possible return on investment
Large, restored wetlands in Ontario are even more valuable than when they were created in the first place—often decades ago.
Songbird Banding at Oak Hammock Marsh
A songbird banding station outside of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s national offices in Manitoba nets a fraction of the thousands of birds that rely on the surrounding wetland every spring and fall.
Courting nature at Frank Lake, Alberta
Videographer Brian Keating gets front-row seat to elaborate avian choreography
Celebrating conservation greats
DUC’s North American Waterfowl Conservation Honour Roll inducts new members
Does nature need cities?
Senior conservation ecologist Abigail Derby Lewis explains how you can help take butterfly conservation efforts to your own backyard.
The plight of pollinators
Helping these small creatures is also an act of helping ourselves
The Big Hatch
DUC conserves, restores and manages wetlands with a big waterfowl hatch in mind. If the habitat is available and the conditions are right, the payoff is undeniably adorable.
Where bobolinks flit among the cattails
Forty years is just the beginning for a restored wetland in Middlesex County.
More wildlife expected at Aylmer WMA following wetland rebuild
Retired WWII airfield undergoes a second habitat transformation to attract more migratory birds and bird-watchers.
Turning back the clock on muskie habitat
Conservation projects that are helping ducks and fish in the Kawartha Lakes watershed.
Native Plant Solutions helps solve a sodding problem
Native Plant Solutions works with Qualico Communities to introduce native prairie grasses into developments...and then sets them on fire.
Cloudy with a chance of waterfowl
Radar technology informs the weather forecast…and plays an important role in conservation
Shell shock: Ontario’s turtle emergency
Ontario’s eight turtle species are at risk. The population in the province took a heavy blow in 2017, but these reptiles can find refuge in Ducks Unlimited Canada projects.
Floodgates open for fish along St. Lawrence River
This spring, migrating ducks made way for incoming fish on DUC wetland sites along the St. Lawrence River. But the fish didn’t want to be there.
Leave it to beavers
Our complex relationship with nature’s wetland engineers
A DUC technologist finds an inventive way to manage muskrat damage at an historic Saskatchewan marsh.
Newly found invasive species may affect northern mammal populations
Boreal research team identifies foreign threat in northern Alberta