2012 Revision of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan
United States Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed the 2012 Revision of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan on May 31 at the 75th anniversary National Conference of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 2012 NAWMP Revision sets forth three overarching goals for waterfowl conservation:
1) abundant and resilient waterfowl populations to support hunting and other uses without imperiling habitat;
2) wetlands and related habitats sufficient to sustain waterfowl populations at desired levels, while providing places to recreate and ecological services that benefit society; and
3) growing numbers of waterfowl hunters, other conservationists and citizens who enjoy and actively support waterfowl and wetlands conservation.
The first two goals have always been part of the NAWMP. The third goal underscores the importance of people to the success of waterfowl and wetlands conservation.
A companion Action Plan will be completed in the summer of 2012. A Spanish language version of the document will be available at: https://nawmp.org/.