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DUCKS UNLIMITED REACHES MILESTONE
Memphis based Ducks Unlimited has achieved a conservation milestone with
more than 14 million acres of habitat conserved in North America. The
groundbreaking number is a cumulative accomplishment of the millions of
DU volunteers and partners who have been a part of the organization over
the past 80 years.
“As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, this milestone is a fitting
tribute to the hard work of each and every volunteer, partner and staff
member who has contributed to our mission over the past 80 years,” said
DU CEO Dale Hall. “If not for their dedication and commitment to
conservation, this accomplishment would not have been possible.”
Such conservation gains did not come easily in the face of ongoing
threats to waterfowl and their habitats. Loss of wetlands across North
America is a challenge DU volunteers take seriously, and their efforts
will continue into the future. Although DU has successfully conserved
more than 14 million acres of critical wetlands and associated habitat
since our founding in 1937, wetland losses continue.
In the last 50 years alone, the United States has lost more than 17
million acres of wetlands. As human populations grow, demands for clean
and plentiful water for use at home and in many agricultural and
industrial processes also increase.
Ducks Unlimited – working with partners – provides valuable,
on-the-ground solutions that benefit waterfowl populations and maximize
water resources through the dynamic natural functions of wetlands. In
addition to providing habitat for waterfowl, wetlands naturally slow and
store water to help recharge watersheds and aquifers, improve water
quality through biological and physical processes and provide important
wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.
DUCKS UNLIMITED IS DIGITAL
Ducks Unlimited is now offering a free digital edition of its flagship
magazine to all active DU members.
DU readers can access a
digital version of the current issue of Ducks Unlimited magazine via
their personal online membership accounts.
The digital edition is not a replacement for the printed publication,
and all DU members who currently receive the magazine in the mail will
continue to do so without interruption.
“Our reader surveys indicate that interest in a digital magazine option
is growing among our membership,” says DU Editorial Director Matt Young.
“Through this new member benefit, our readers will be able to receive
Ducks Unlimited magazine in the format of their choice, whether it’s in
print, on a digital device, or both.”
Presented in a responsive HTML5 platform, the digital edition of DU
magazine can be viewed on a tablet, mobile phone, or personal computer.
User-friendly features include a text reader, a search bar, clickable
links for e-mail and web addresses, an advertising index, and an archive
of past issues.