Commission to continue support of Canadian waterfowl program
by MBJ Staff
Published: November 5,2013
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JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Commission has elected to continue its involvement in the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ state grants program.
Contributions to the program support habitat conservation for waterfowl in Canada.
MDWFP will contribute $100,000 through Ducks Unlimited to conserve waterfowl breeding ground habitat in Saskatchewan. This contribution will be combined with other state contributions and matched dollar for dollar by DU Inc., DU Canada and North American Wetlands Conservation Act funds, resulting in a minimum $400,000 conservation impact.
“Waterfowl and wetlands are a continental resource,” said Ed Penny, MDWFP director of conservation programs. “Mississippi hunters recognize that the ducks hovering over their decoys in the fall originate a long way from here. As such, the commission makes investments on behalf of hunters to help the resource. Revenue from state duck stamps and hunting licenses supports habitat conservation on public lands here at home and on the breeding grounds of the U.S. and Canadian prairies.”
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