More Than 1 Million Acres of Nature Conserved and Restored in Ontario
Ontario’s Natural Infrastructure
The need for wetland conservation to support a healthy and prosperous Ontario has never been greater.
We are the national leader in wetland conservation. Since 1974, we’ve worked in Ontario to conserve 1 million acres of wetlands and adjacent habitat such as grassland, forest or other upland habitats. Wetlands are hard-working ecosystems that deliver cleaner water, capture carbon and nutrients, and preserve and increase habitats for waterfowl and other wildlife including endangered species.
All this, while providing natural climate buffers for Ontario communities. Wetlands are a natural solution.
Wondering if our work adds up?
Our conservation footprint in Ontario
1 million ACRES CONSERVED
Protecting vital habitat
5,032 HABITAT PROJECTS
Under our care
Ducks Unlimited Canada respects that we in Ontario are all on lands traditionally occupied by Indigenous Peoples, who continue to shape this land today.
Paying It Forward
Join DUC director Phil Holst at Heritage Hill Farms in Wellington County to see how seventh-generation dairy farmer Mary Ann Doré is paying forward stewardship as part of her family legacy.
The Latest Stories from Ontario
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.
If you have ducks in your pool, what’s most important is what you shouldn’t do. We’re here with a duck explainer to help.
Have you noticed a nest in the yard? Or maybe on your daily stroll? We’re here with a duck-nest explainer to help.
Wetland habitats are the “neighbourhood” where ducks raise the next generation.