256 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour & b/w maps
Amid the vast landscapes and full skies that make Canada famous, there is a fascinating story of wetland conservation at work. It's the story of Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) – and it's been 75 historic years in the making. In 2013, DUC will celebrate its diamond anniversary as Canada's conservation leader for 75 years. In a special commemorative book, DUC's unique story has been chronicled by Bruce Batt, one of the world's best known practitioners in the field of waterfowl biology. This 256-page, fully illustrated book is more than a historical account of the organization's growth; it's a captivating look at the passion of generations of conservationists, the "Marsh Keepers" who have been a critical part of DUC's legacy. It is full of truly amazing accounts of science and survival, research and results, problem solving, people, partnerships and conservation excellence.
“Readers will come away with a more well-rounded view of Ducks Unlimited Canada as an organization that has done much during its 75 years to educate generations of Canadians on the need to be forever vigilant in the conservation of our precious natural resources. Anyone interested in the broader topics of wildlife conservation and environmental awareness in Canada will find much in this book to embrace."
- Gordon Goldsborough, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba
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Dr. Bruce Batt was the first director of Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research and is an internationally respected authority on waterfowl conservation.