Duck Stamp Envelope to Benefit Gulf Coast Wetlands

Duck Stamp cachet image

Hunters, stamp collectors and other conservationists can now help conservation efforts in the Gulf of Mexico by purchasing a special edition Federal Duck Stamp envelope, known as a silk cachet. The funds generated by the $25 cachet will be used to acquire wetlands for inclusion in the more than thirty-eight national wildlife refuges along the Gulf Coast.

2010 Status of Waterfowl Report Released

Green-winged Teal photo, Blake Matheson, Flickr.comFinal results from the 2010 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey are now available. Preliminary reports are confirmed -- a total duck population estimate of nearly 41 million birds in the traditional survey area, which is similar to the 2009 tally and 21 percent above the long term average.

2010 Adaptive Harvest Management Report

This hard copy report provides waterfowl managers and the public with information about the use of Adaptive Harvest Management for setting waterfowl regulations in the United States.

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Latest on North American Waterfowl Management Plan

Cinnamon Teal, Credit: USFWS

Since 1986, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan has served as a model for international conservation of natural resources. The Plan is currently being reviewed and updated to better meet the needs and conservation objectives of the waterfowl management community.

Fish and Wildlife Service Monitors Gulf Oil Spill Very Closely

A mixed flock of ducks taking off from a wetland. Credit: Gary Kramer/USFWSWhile the spring waterfowl population survey results are expected to indicate that population sizes of most duck species and breeding habitat conditions are good this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service remains "very concerned" about the impacts of of the gulf coast oil spill.

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