Few conservation organizations have the reputation and track record of success as Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). For more than 80 years, our green duck head has been a symbol of conservation excellence powered by people like you. People who are passionate about nature and believe in giving back.
DUC delivers wetland conservation that benefits every Canadian. We keep the water in your lakes and rivers clean. We protect your community from floods and droughts. We save wildlife and special natural places. We use science to find solutions to the most important environmental issues of the day and we collaborate with people who are helping create a healthier world. The wetlands we save aren’t just for ducks, they’re for all of us.
Canada is home to 25% of the world’s remaining wetlands. Globally, 40% of species rely on wetlands, and wetlands also provide critical habitat to at least one third of all threatened and endangered species. These amazing ecosystems are worthy of our attention and investment.
As a science-based organization, every decision DUC makes is rooted in the best available conservation research. This is how we tackle some of Canada’s—and North America’s—most important environmental challenges. From combating climate change to halting biodiversity loss, our ability to create a healthier world starts with science and comes to life with your support.
DUC is supported by people from all walks of life who believe in the importance of conservation. Since 1938, we’ve completed more than 11,800 projects and conserved, restored and positively influenced more than 201.8 million acres of habitat.
The rewards of our collective conservation efforts come to life right outside our doors.
- Clean water. Protecting wetlands is keeping the water in our lakes and rivers clean.
- Abundant wildlife. Safeguarding natural habitats is providing homes for hundreds of wildlife species, including many with populations that are at risk.
- Resilient communities. Mitigating floods, droughts and the effects of climate change starts with healthy ecosystems.
- Recreation and relaxation. Enjoying everything the outdoors has to offer includes hunting, hiking, biking, birdwatching and canoeing at your favourite wetland.