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DU recognizes contributions to wetlands, waterfowl conservation at 2012 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards

March 17, 2012

Ducks Unlimited announced today the winners of the 2012 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards during the 77th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, held at the Hilton Atlanta.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 16, 2012

Ducks Unlimited announced today the winners of the 2012 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards during the 77th annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, held at the Hilton Atlanta.

DU’s 2012 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards were presented in six categories and recognized individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the restoration and conservation of North America´s wetlands and waterfowl. DU Chief Conservation Officer Paul Schmidt presented the awards. This year´s winners are:

Senior Federal Official: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

Federal Agency: Robert S. McLean

State/Provincial Agency: Joe Kramer

Research/Technical: Dr. John M. Eadie

Conservation/Private Citizen: James C. Kennedy

Communications: David Sikes

Read all the winners’ biographies online at http://www.ducks.org.

“We have the opportunity this morning to celebrate some of conservation’s recent successes by honoring several individuals who have made significant contributions to North American conservation through their achievements and valued, effective partnerships,” Schmidt said as he prepared to present the awards. “DU is honored to recognize the award winners’ work and hopes their personal achievements inspire others to follow suit.”

Ducks Unlimited is the world´s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, DU is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, with special events, projects and promotions across the continent. Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 12 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. Visit ducks.org for more information.

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