Monday, December 2, 2013

The Million Dollar Duck

I wrote about the "Duck Stamp" not long ago, HERE. The $800 million raised by the sale of stamps since its inception in 1934 has resulted in a LOT of on the ground conservation. Here in Ohio, about 89% of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge was purchased with stamp dollars. There are myriad similar stories around the country.

In short: purchasing a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (as it is formally known) is perhaps the best $15 investment you can make to protect wildlife, no matter what your interests may be. Grasslands and wetlands purchased with Duck Stamp dollars doesn't just protect ducks, but the entire suite of plants and animals that depend upon these biologically rich habitats. Everyone benefits. Birders, botanists, dragonfliers, butterfliers, and of course, hunters.

Independent filmmaker Brian Davis is in the midst of producing the first documentary about the stamp. It promises to be interesting, and should be a big boost to getting the message of conservation into new quarters. Davis seeks funds to make this project a reality, and you can contribute via Kickstarter. He's most of the way to his goal, and the deadline to donate comes this Friday morning.

Check out the trailer below; it'll tell you all about "The Million Dollar Duck". To donate to this worthwhile project, CLICK HERE.




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1 comment:

Nichole said...

I love your blog! I have of course heard of the "Duck Stamp," but I have never thought of it as so important to wildlife refuge. I am happy to see that the film got funded! Post when it get released.