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DU, partners host panel at WHC Conservation Conference
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Dec. 5, 2016 – Ducks Unlimited (DU), Axalta Coating Systems, ConocoPhillips and Caterpillar Inc., recently conducted a panel discussion on conservation challenges and solutions during the 2016 Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Conference in Baltimore.
Titled “Facing the conservation challenges of our time through partnership, philanthropy and investment,” the panel covered three working models for positive relationships between corporations and non-profit conservation organizations – partnerships, philanthropy and investments.
“Ducks Unlimited is grateful for the support and partnership provided by these companies, along with many others, who are dedicated to a win-win conservation model that has long-term landscape level impact, improving the communities we live in and the overall quality of life for all wildlife and people,” said Amy Batson, DU’s chief fundraising officer. “These companies are leaders in their vision and understanding of sustainability that will significantly impact our continent for generations to come.”
The Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Conference is the leading conference of corporate and conservation professionals who come together to learn, network and celebrate conservation milestones. Discussions during the event focus on important topics related to corporate conservation, employee engagement and community relations.
“We’re committed to providing quality learning at the Conservation Conference, and DU provides a perspective that is important to our members,” said Margaret O’Gorman, president, Wildlife Habitat Council. “The conservation challenge is so great that partnerships such as those highlighted by DU are critical to meet our common goal of functioning ecosystems and a healthier planet.”
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13.8 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.