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Deninu Kųę́ First Nation Shares Results from 2021 Acoustic Bird Survey

Deninu Kųę́ First Nation (DKFN) with the National Audubon Society, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – NWT Chapter (CPAWS-NWT), and Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) are excited to report on results from DKFN’s summer 2021 passive acoustic monitoring surveys for birds within the Slave River Delta with the use of automated recording units (ARUs).

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A Wetland Centre for Everyone

On Wednesday October 4th 2022, crowds gathered just outside of Grande Prairie Alberta to learn about the wonderful world of wetlands in their own backyard at the Wetland Centre at Evergreen Park’s first ever Open House.

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Top 4 Boreal Wetland FAQs

In this article, we answer the top four frequently asked questions we received from folks who have taken Wetlands 101: An Introduction to Boreal Wetlands online course. Leanne Mingo, conservation programs specialist of the DUC National Boreal Program, tackles the answers.

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Celebrating Partnerships on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) acknowledges that a single day is not sufficient to recognize First Nation, Métis and Inuit members and their contributions to our country. But we believe it is an important date to celebrate the diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Indigenous peoples.

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Your Forest Podcast – All About The National Boreal Program

DUC's National Boreal Program was delighted to be featured on Edmonton's Your Forest Podcast on January 13, 2020. Thank you to Matthew Kristoff for hosting and inviting us on the podcast. If you want to know all about our National Boreal Program, the next 90 minutes will bring you up to speed.

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New Indigenous Protected Area Respects People and the Land

A new model for conservation: “It’s reconciliation in progress, where the Łutsël K’e Dene First Nation are a true partner in the creation, governance, management and operations of Thaidene Nëné." - Steven Nitah, Lead Negotiator Łutsël K' Dene First Nations

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DU Conserve: The Boreal Forest

See the people and places that matter to wetlands conservation in DU Conserve Films. Ducks Unlimited's first Conserve film focuses on northern Canada's vast Boreal Forest. This area provides critical breeding habitat for North America's waterfowl populations.

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Alberta Wetland Field Guide in Development

With support from Alberta Innovates and the Alberta North American Waterfowl Management Plan Partnership, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is leading the development of a plain-language field guide for identifying and classifying Alberta’s wetlands.

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Estimating carbon sequestration in wetlands

Boreal wetlands, particularly peatlands, play an important role in regulating global climate by storing a tremendous amount of carbon. The more we learn about these wetlands, the better able we’ll be to conserve them and mitigate the effects of climate change.

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Indigenous Land Use Planning in Akaitcho Néné

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Akaitcho Treaty 8 Tribal Council have undertaken one of the largest, most innovative Indigenous-led land use planning projects in Canadian history. Together, they’re mapping 77 million acres (31 million hectares) of boreal wetlands in Akaitcho Néné, NWT.

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Enhanced wetland knowledge helps Ontario foresters plan road networks

In forestry, sustainability is often the name of the game. Forestry companies are allowed to harvest timber from publicly-owned forests so that we all may enjoy wood products like paper coffee cups, bathroom tissue, and wood furniture. At the same time, these companies are responsible for acting as stewards of the forest they are harvesting, and that includes the stewardship of wetlands within.

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Extreme Camping

Each spring, researcher Ryan Connon travels from suburban Ontario to a secluded region in N.W.T. to better understand how climate change will impact northern hydrology, including wetlands.

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Canada’s boreal forest – a vital ecosystem

The boreal forest is one of the most important ecosystems in the world. Canada’s boreal forest presents one of our best opportunities for conservation because of its biological, cultural and economic importance.
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