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The Southwest Is Facing an 'Unprecedented' Migratory Bird Die-Off
16 September 2020.

Scientists and birders have found large numbers of migratory species disoriented and dead in recent weeks. Here’s what we know so far.....
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Wildlife biologists concerned over unexplained Songbird mortality
14 September 2020.

Dead birds are being found at an alarming rate across New Mexico and wildlife experts are trying to figure out what is behind it.
Ecologist Martha Desmond, who studies birds, is a professor at New Mexico State University’s Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology. She said this started in late August when large amounts of birds were found dead at the White Sands Missile Range. At first, it was thought to be an isolated incident. Now, she estimates hundreds of thousands of birds are showing up dead across the state....
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Migratory Birds and Wetland Conservation at Cuitzeo Lake, Mexico
5 October 2018.

Historically, Cuitzeo Lake has been a critical wintering and stopover habitat for migratory birds, specifically for shorebirds and waterfowl. This 42,000 hectare wetland provides a wide spectrum of suitable habitats for a large number of birds such as mudflats, emergent and aquatic vegetation, and open water. However, do to anthropogenic impacts, this wetland is stressed by unceasing threats; the lack of sanitation on surrounding populations, the expansion of agriculture, the development of unplanned infrastructure and the lack of awareness has...
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Investigating the status of seagrass in the Laguna Madre
April 23, 2018

Concern for the habitat that supports about 80 percent of the world’s redhead ducks has led Ducks Unlimited de México (DUMAC) and the University of Tamaulipas’ (UT) Institute of Applied Ecology to launch a partnership to better understand the status of seagrasses in the Laguna Madre. [+] Full Story
Ducks Unlimited de México’s Eduardo Carrera honored
April 17, 2018

Longtime conservationist and educator receives the North American Waterfowl Management Plan’s International Canvasback Award. Eduardo Carrera was honored yesterday with the North American Waterfowl Management Plan’s International Canvasback Award. Carrera has been the National Executive Director and CEO of Ducks Unlimited de México since 1998. [+] Full Story
Penjamo Wetlands: Land of Agriculture and Ducks.
By Antonio Cantu

March 7, 2018

Located in the central highlands of Mexico within the state of Guanajuato, Penjamo is an area composed by small shallow seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands. This complex of small wetlands extents northwest into the states of Jalisco and Aguascalientes and it is an important area for wintering dabbling ducks and the breeding Mexican Duck. [+] Full Story
Ducks Unlimited Honors Employees of Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge for Dedication to Marsh Management
September 14, 2017

Ducks Unlimited (DU) honored present and past employees of Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge for their commitment to wildlife and marsh management Wednesday (Sept. 13) at refuge headquarters in Grand Chenier. [+] Full Story
DUMAC and the University of Tamaulipas Sign a cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Scientific Research in the Laguna Madre of Tamaulipas
August 21, 2017

The Laguna Madre of Tamaulipas is one of the most important wetland for the distribution of waterfowl in Mexico. It hosts 15% of the total ducks and geese that arrive to Mexico each winter, including 36% of the continental population of Redheads, that in conjunction with the Laguna Madre of Texas, they host around 80% of the population of this specie. [+] Full Story
Conserving Mexican Wetlands for North American Waterfowl.
By Eduardo Carrera,
CEO of Ducks Unlimited de Mexico

July 20, 2017

I remember the first time I looked out on the Celestun Estuary in 1984. I was amazed at the line of migratory waterfowl running from the Celestun bridge to the end of the estuary, around eight miles... [+] Full Story
Axalta Employees Participate in Mangrove Conservation Experience with Ducks Unlimited de México
March 7, 2017
Partners in conservation, Axalta Coating Systems and Ducks Unlimited de México, highlight conservation work across Mexico with trip to protected mangroves in Celestun [+] Full Story
My Mangrove Experience
March 28, 2016

DUC president Jim Couch gains new perspectives on North American wetlands from Mexico’s mangroves. About the same time every evening, the sputtering beat of mopeds and tuk tuks would filter through the open window in my room. When the drivers cut their engines, I could hear the soft thud of boots walking along the wooden dock and stepping into boats headed into the estuary behind the John E. Walker Research and Training Center.
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Bisbee Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund DUMAC Celebrates Gift
May 26, 2015

Plano Texas based Bisbee Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund and Ducks Unlimited de Mexico (DUMAC) are embarking on a long term partnership to sustain and restore Mexico’s North Pacific coast mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries.
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Reflections on The Mangrove Experience. Peggy Sundstrom
May 12, 2015

As our three small boats motored up the Ria Celestún, we watched the distant shoreline emerge in a riotous shade of coral. American flamingos, thousands of them, waded in the shallow waters of the estuary, feeding, preening and communicating with one another in croaking calls. Others flew by, stretched out with long necks extended and feet straight back. Splendid in reddish-pink with black-tipped wings, the birds were graceful, despite looking aerodynamically unstable, until the point of landing when they tucked their legs and plopped into the water among the others. We were captivated watching the continuous motion of the vast flocks as individuals and groups moved from one part of the broad estuary to another.
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Wyoming outdoors: Colstrip couple volunteers at Mexican wetland
April 23, 2015

Back in January while attending a Ducks Unlimited banquet in Sheridan I had the pleasure of meeting a couple from Colstrip, Steve and Kathy Christian. The Christians are active in DU and told me about some of the accomplishments they had witnessed by DU in Mexico. They mentioned how the preservation and enhancement of wetlands in Mexico was a top priority. However, they were most excited about a research facility in Mexico.
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RESERVA training program receives U.S. Forest Service 2015 Wings Across the Americas award
March 12, 2015

Ducks Unlimited de Mexico’s (DUMAC) Latin American Reserve Manager Training Program (RESERVA) was presented the U.S. Forest Service Wings Across the Americas International Cooperation award at an event held at the 80th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. These awards celebrate the Forest Service’s partners for outstanding work in the conservation of birds, bats, butterflies and dragonflies.
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Closing Ceremony of Edition 39 of the RESERVA Training Course on Natural Resources Conservation
July 8, 2014

Climate change and NPA: Where should we focus? Was the name of the presentation given by Dr. Enrique Martínez Meyer from UNAM during the closing ceremony of Edition 39 of the RESERVA Training Course on Natural Resources Conservation, carried out by DUMAC and the School of Biologic and Agricultural Sciences in UADY on June 30, 2014 in the Auditorium in this studying institution. In the same event, the RESERVA participants submitted the results of their academic exercises and received the reports of the course carried out from April 29 thru June 30, 2014, where 16 professionals from 10 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean were trained.
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Rehabilitating Mangroves "Forum for Mangrove Management, Preservation and Restoration and their relation with the Coastal Dune in Yucatán"
May 27, 2014

The first forum on Mangrove Management, Preservation and Restoration and their relation with the Coastal Dune in Yucatán was held last May 27 in San Crisanto, Yucatán; during this event there was a space created for the exchange of experiences and information regarding the methodologies implemented by the different groups and institutions who work and have worked on projects regarding mangrove management, preservation and restoration in the State of Yucatán. [+] Full Story
DUMAC Board members and National Executive Director meet in Washington with Bryan Arroyo, Assistant Director of the International Affairs Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
May 6, 2014

Last May 6, DUMAC Directors gathered in Washington D. C. with Bryan Arroyo, Assistant Director of the International Affairs Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ( USFWS), to strengthen the relationship and cooperation between both parties, in matters related with natural resources preservation and strengthening the training programs for professionals.
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DUMAC celebrates its 40th Anniversary!.
March 28, 2014

With an event celebrated in the Rivera Maya at the Occidental Grand Xcaret hotel, DUMAC Directive Board, partners from México, United States and Canada, as well as Ducks Unlimited Inc. directors and board members, and Ducks Unlimited Canada celebrated their 40 years of uninterrupted work in favor of wetland and natural resources preservation and management in México. [+] Full Story
Session 38th of RESERVA Training Course starts
September 11, 2013

At Celestún, Yucatán in September 11, 2013, at the "John E. Walker" Natural Resources Research and Training Center with the presence of Biologist José Salvador Canul Dzul from the State Delegation of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), biologist José Roberto Alonso Agüero from the Urban Development and Environment Secretariat (SEDUMA) René Kantún Palma director of Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve, Mr. José de la Gala, director of the Flora and Fauna Protected Area at Yum Balam and biologist Eduardo Carrera, National Executive Director of Ducks Unlimited de México, A. C. (DUMAC); the opening event of Session 38 of The Seminar on Natural Resources Management was carried out. [+] Full Story
Edition 37 Ends: The challenge now is how to make this knowledge massive.
July 4th, 2013

In the last 7 years, the experiences of the RESERVA Program have been communicated to twice the number of people than the ones trained directly in 24 years. [+] Full Story
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