I looked into the group “Ducks Unlimited” for an association dedicated to conservation curation. Ducks Unlimited exists to conserve the United States’ population of ducks and other waterfowl. They accomplish this end by restoring grasslands, replanting forests, restoring watersheds, working with landowners who possess property valuable to the cause, and by acquiring land where they can in order to build sanctuaries. Ducks Unlimited also works within Washington D.C. in lobbying for national land conservation and supporting related bills that come along.
One of the most notable aspects of this organization’s work is their dedication to providing useful sporting information that people can use in hunting ducks and other waterfowl. This may seem bit hypocritical to some, but Ducks Unlimited sees hunting as an important part of the preservation of waterfowl species, controlling the population and keeping them healthy and well fed. As the organization was started by waterfowl hunters and currently counts 90% of its’ members as hunters, this should be of little surprise. The organization’s website even includes recipes for different waterfowl dishes., and provides information about training dogs to retrieve ducks once they are shot. It’s clear to see that Ducks Unlimited exists to conserve not only a group of animals, but also a sport and way of life that has supplied food and recreation for many in wetland areas.