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North American Waterfowl Management Plan

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The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) was launched in 1986 with the signing of an agreement between Canada and the United States. Mexico joined the program in 1988. The Plan provides a policy framework for analysing North American waterfowl issues. It sets out a number of objectives relating to waterfowl habitat and populations, with a focus on conserving and expanding wetland areas. NAWMP is based on the principle of joint ventures that serve as a framework for the activities of its private and regional member ...
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Nelson Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Bird Conservation
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North American Waterfowl Management Plan
In 1985, waterfowl populations had plummeted to record lows. Historical data indicated that since the first settlers arrived 53 percent of the original 221 million wetland acres found in the contiguous United States had been destroyed. The habitat that waterfowl depend on for survival was disappearing at a rate of 60 acres per hour. The picture was the same across Canada, where a large percentage of the United States' wintering waterfowl nest. Wetland losses across Canada were estimated to be 29 to 71 percent since settlement. Waterfowl were then and are now the most prominent and economically important ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Natural Resource Conditions and Trends
95 percent of the 111 million acres. • Most wetlands are found on forested land. (about 60 percent), .... North American Waterfowl Management Plan ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Many problems linked by one theme - degradation of coastal wetlands
Although small algae blooms have been reported by fishers for several weeks, environmentalists searching for remnants of the BP oil spill last week were alarmed by the size and color of the mass stretching across the Breton-Chandeleur area. An algae bloom that looked like dispersed oil was racing across Breton and Chandeleur sounds. A plan to flood rice fields for ducks in southwest Louisiana made some hunters wonder "Why?" A stiff west wind was pushing water over some roads in Plaquemines Parish. But like almost every story causing concern in coastal Louisiana, when you scratched below the surface, they were linked by ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Ducks Unlimited & Partners Improve Atchafalaya Wetlands
-( Ducks Unlimited received $56,824 through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants Program for wetland enhancements on the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge and Sherburne Wildlife Management Area in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Wetlands America Trust and Ducks Unlimited are providing $167,630 match for the grant. “What makes this project particularly beneficial to waterfowl is that it enhances managed moist soil habitat situated within a large tract of bottomland hardwoods. The combination of annual plant communities in close proximity to forested wetlands provides a variety of foods ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


13.2.2. The North American Waterfowl Management Plan: A New ...
13.2.2. The North. American Waterfowl. Management Plan: A New Approach to. Wetland Conservation. Angela V. Graziano. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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