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The North American Waterfowl Management Plan

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The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) is an international conservation strategy developed and signed by the U.S. and Canada in 1986.  The goal of the NAWMP is to restore declining waterfowl populations through habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement.   Mexico became a signature partner in 1994.  The goals of the plan are delivered through regional partnerships called “joint ventures” comprised of federal, state, provincial, tribal and local governments, businesses, non-government conservation agencies, and individual citizens.  The original plan was updated in 1994, 1998, and 2004.  Another updated is slated for 2009.