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The Black Duck Joint Venture is a North American Waterfowl Management Plan Conservation Partnership

When one thinks of ducks in eastern North America, the one species that usually comes to mind is the American Black Duck. Once the most abundant fresh-water duck in eastern North America, the black duck population declined steadily for three decades and reached an all-time low in the 1980s. The Black Duck Joint Venture (BDJV) was formed in 1989 to help determine population trends and to identify the important factors responsible for this change, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the security of the black duck throughout its range.

Mission of BDJV: The mission of the BDJV is to implement and coordinate a cooperative population monitoring, research, and communications program to provide information required to manage black ducks and restore numbers to the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) goal of 640,000 breeding birds in the original breeding ground survey area.  

For more information about the BDJV contact:
Tania Morais
Coordinator, BDJV
Canadian Wildlife Service
17 Waterfowl Lane
Sackville, NB E4L 1G6
Patrick Devers
Science Coordinator, BDJV
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
11410 American Holly Drive
Laurel, MD 20708


Last updated 03-17-2017