Manitoba is where Ducks Unlimited Canada began
More than 80 years later, our wetland conservation and restoration work is more important than ever.
The province’s southwest corner is part of the Prairie Pothole Region, one of the world’s most important waterfowl breeding grounds. It’s home to hundreds of other wildlife species too, including some at risk of extinction.
These pools not only provide wildlife habitat, they benefit people. They clean our water, mitigate climate change, protect against flood and drought, and add to our quality of life.
But we’re losing these natural wonders. Parts of the province have lost up to 70 per cent of their wetlands, and drainage continues.
Manitoba by the numbers
Ducks Unlimited Canada and its partners — including volunteers, governments, donors, agriculture, and industry — work to slow this loss and even restore drained wetlands.
491,949 ACRES CONSERVED
Supporting our conservation efforts
3,251 Landowner Partners
Protecting vital habitat
Hunting and Trapping on DUC Lands in Manitoba
Outdoor enthusiasts in Manitoba can hunt and trap on more than 45,000 acres of DUC-controlled land.
These diverse landscapes are restored and managed to provide habitat for North America’s breeding waterfowl and made possible thanks to the donors, volunteers and partners who support our conservation work.
The Latest Stories from Manitoba
Originally from England and now farming in Manitoba, Tony and Angela Prynne signed a conservation agreement with DUC in July 2022.
Volunteering with DUC provides Alex Resvick a sense of peace and connections to family and friends.
Majority of funding will go to landowners as incentives to restore wetlands and grasslands.
New DUC research will help farmers save fertilizer costs when growing high-yielding winter wheat.