The State of North America's Birds Report (stateofthebirds.org) released on May 18, 2016 reveals a troubling picture of declining populations in many of our continent’s birds. But there is some good news. Because we have invested in wetland habitat conservation, waterfowl and other waterbirds are generally doing well. In fact, most waterfowl populations have grown over the past 50 years.
The habitat we’ve conserved for the birds also provide benefits to other wildlife and people, such as clean air and water, flood and erosion control, and coastal resilience.
Habitat conservation works: for migratory birds, for other wildlife and for all of us.
Since 1938, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has understood the links between habitat conservation and a healthy environment for waterfowl, wildlife and people. This new report underscores the continued importance of DUC's science-based, partnership-focused, work to conserve critical migratory bird habitats across Canada.
But our work is far from over. Wetland habitats continue to be lost at an alarming rate.
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