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Texas contributes $600,000 for waterfowl habitat in Canada

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Fast Facts:  TPWD announces $600,000 funding to Ducks Unlimited for waterfowl habitat conservation projects in Prairie Canada. Funding comes from state Migratory Game Bird Stamp purchases. TPWD’s contribution will be matched and leveraged for four times the habitat conservation impact. Read release online » HOUSTON – June 7, 2017 – During remarks at Ducks Unlimited’s 80th National Convention, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith announced the department’s decision to award Ducks Unlimited $600,000 for conservation projects on waterfowl breeding grounds in Prairie Canada. This commitment brings Texas’ cumulative contribution for habitat conservation on Canadian breeding grounds important to Texas’ waterfowl to more than $4 million. DU Chief Conservation Officer Paul Schmidt (l) presented TPWD Ex. Dir. Carter Smith with a signed Charles Jobes decoy as a token of appreciation for the department’s dedication to conservation across North America. Image courtesy of Ducks Unlimited. “Waterfowl are a shared resource. As a result, waterfowl habitat conservation has to take place not only here on Texas’ continentally significant wintering grounds, but also on the breeding grounds that produce our waterfowl,” Smith said. “TPWD is proud to be a strong DU partner across North America. Ducks Unlimited’s match and leveraging ability [...]


Read more: http://wildlife.org/texas-contributes-600000-for-waterfowl-habitat-in-canada/

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