A world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, Ducks Unlimited (DU) conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl and in the process also improves these areas for other wildlife as well as people.
DU began in 1937 when a small group of sportsmen vowed to voluntarily work together on habitat conservation following the Dust Bowl drought that plunged waterfowl populations to unprecedented low numbers.
The private conservation organization multilaterally achieves success by working through a series of partnerships with private individuals, landowners, agencies, scientific communities and other entities. DU is working to reverse the trend of wetlands and other habitats deemed essential to waterfowl being destroyed or degraded across North America.
Registered as a non-profit organization, DU hosts more than 4,000 fundraising events annually with revenues going to prioritized conservation efforts or used to leverage additional funds from other sources.