Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.
Ducks Unlimited got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent’s waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Its mission: habitat conservation.
Ducks Unlimited: Our Mission
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.
Ducks Unlimited: Our Vision
The vision of Ducks Unlimited is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl
today, tomorrow and forever.
Habitat Conservation Programs (As of January 1, 2022)
Acerage conserved in Canada: 6,522,052
Acreage conserved in Mexico: 1,978,321
Acreage conserved in the U.S.: 6,977,869
Acres Influenced in North America: 228,225,927*
Total Acreage Influenced and Conserved in North America 243,704,169
*Acres conserved in Canada through restoration/retention with agreements of <10 years or that DUC has influenced through policy measures.
As of June 30, 2021, Ducks Unlimited Inc. had 628,734 adult members and 31,596 youth members. Ducks Unlimited Mexico had 1,112 members as of December 31, 2021, while Ducks Unlimited Canada ended its fiscal year on March 31, 2021, with 60,188 supporters.