Filtering water and preserving biodiversity for future generations
As the country’s leading conservation organization, we are calling on all Quebecers to pay it forward for wetlands. If we work together, an outstanding $280 million could be raised!
A recent study shows that 83 per cent of Quebecers are concerned about the loss of wetlands. It also said Quebecers are willing to make an average annual donation of $42.55 to fund wetland conservation and restoration initiatives.
Calling all Quebecers to pay it forward for wetlands
Donate just $50 today to save an area of wetlands equal to the size of an average home. Ducks Unlimited Canada, the country’s leading conservation organization, is calling on all Quebecers to support wetland conservation and restoration in the province.
Multiply your impact
For every $1 invested in Ducks Unlimited Canada conservation, restoration and wetland management efforts, society receives $22 worth of economic, ecological and societal well-being benefits.
Support important projects like these
The area targeted for protection is of extremely high ecological value, located in an area of the Ottawa River that is home to at least 15 flora and fauna species of regional, provincial and federal interest. The project will protect more than 50 hectares of critical natural habitats.
Located north of Lake Pohénégamook, this project aims to protect a mosaic of swamps and wooded peatlands that span 30 hectares. The Saint-François River crosses the property and is an area inhabited by the wood turtle, a vulnerable species in Quebec.
Stewardship of Rivière-du-Sud projects
This incredible wetland complex covers 1,160 hectares. Here, you’ll find populations of least bittern, a bird of the heron family, and the map turtle. Both of are considered vulnerable species. The project aims to curb pressures related to human activity and increase the potential of these natural habitats for waterfowl.
Stewardship of Lac Saint-Pierre
Lac Saint-Pierre, recognized as a significant region for biodiversity, is home to 288 species of wildlife including 168 species that rely on the area for nesting. It is also the most important migratory stopover for waterfowl in the St. Lawrence. The coastal area of Lac Saint-Pierre is home to at least 67 threatened, vulnerable or potentially at-risk species, including the sand darter and the copper redhorse.
Our conservation success
Thanks to the support of Quebecers, DUC is making significant progress to conserve and restore some of the most important wetland areas in the province. To date we have:
284 Habitat projects under our care
34,712 Conserved hectares
(including the restoration of 14,688 hectares)
17,400,554 Influenced hectares
Conserved: Areas DUC is directly protecting through habitat programs such as land purchases, management agreements and conservation easements. Restored: Areas previously lost or degraded, returned to their natural state and protected by DUC conservation work. Influenced: Areas DUC is impacting through partnerships and policy work.
Let’s keep the momentum going!
Make your donation to conserve Quebec’s precious wetlands, today.