2009 NAWMP Value Proposition

The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (“NAWMP” or “the Plan”) is an international action strategy for conserving migratory waterfowl throughout the continent. The Plan's goal is to return waterfowl populations to their 1970s levels by conserving wetland and upland habitat. Canada and the United States signed the Plan in 1986 in reaction to critically low numbers of waterfowl. Mexico joined in 1994, making it a truly continental effort.

The Plan is a partnership of federal, provincial/state and municipal governments, non-government organizations (NGOs), private companies and many individuals, all working towards preserving wetlands to benefit waterfowl and other wildlife -- as well as people. The Plan's unique combination of science, conservation and partnerships comprises its exemplary conservation legacy.

Plan programs and projects are international in scope, but implemented at regional and local levels. Together they contribute to the protection of habitat and wildlife species across the North American landscape. In fact, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan is considered one of the most successful conservation initiatives in the world.