Biological FoundationLandscape ApproachPartnerships

North American Waterfowl Management Plan partners recognize that sustaining waterfowl populations requires continually adjusting conservation efforts. Global population growth, agricultural demands and unpredictable hydrological conditions pose a risk to duck, geese and swan populations. In Canada, Plan partners have worked to conserve 2.3 million hectares of wetland, shoreline, grassland and woodland habitat. These efforts complement conservation-oriented public policies and private landowner stewardship initiatives. But our work is just beginning. For more information, refer to the Canadian Habitat Matters 2010 Annual Report (PDF, 6.2MB), the 2004 Update to the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Strengthening the Biological foundation (PDF, 2.2 MB) and the 2004 NAWMP Implementation Framework (PDF, 2.4 MB).