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Call for abstracts for 6th
International Sea Duck Conference
closes 1st September

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Surf Scoter © Jacob S. Spendelow

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The DSG network supports global
conservation efforts for ducks

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AEWA Long-tailed Duck workshop © Sergey Dereliev

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Input needed for 6th
review of global
Waterbird Population
Estimates and
flyway mapping

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Hartlaub's Ducks © Lars Petersson

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The DSG shares knowledge
and best practice for
global duck conservation

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Brazilian Merganser © Richard Hearn

Welcome to the Duck Specialist Group


The Duck Specialist Group (DSG) is a global network of duck specialists affiliated to Wetlands International and the IUCN Species Survival Commission working on the monitoring, research, conservation and management of wild duck populations. The DSG network works to generate and disseminate knowledge and best practice between members and others with an interest in duck conservation and management, and to ensure priority issues for duck conservation are identified and addressed. It works closely with the Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group, whose focus includes globally threatened duck species, and the Waterbird Harvest Specialist Group, whose work includes issues related to the sustainable harvest of ducks.


Latest news

Luc Hoffmann 1923 – 2016

It is with sadness and admiration that we remember the life of Luc Hoffmann
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Long-tailed Duck (John Anderson)

Declining seaducks no longer huntable in Estonia

Long-tailed Duck and Common Eider have been removed from the list of huntable species in Estonia
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Harvest guidelines published by AEWA

The Waterbird Harvest Specialist Group and AEWA have recently published revised guidelines on the sustainable harvest of migratory waterbirds
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Negative news on Baer’s from Muraviovka

No Baer's Pochard were located at former breeding areas within Muraviovka Park during summer 2016
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