Current Conservation Projects
Brazilian Merganser Recovery Project
Information coming soon.
White-winged Wood Ducks
The populations of white-winged wood ducks have reached a critical situation in the natural habitat. The IWWA Conservation Committee prepared a proposal to initiate and support a program to assist this species in captivity and in the wild. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) established an international studbook to keep track of the captive population. Funding was donated by SeaWorld ($3,000) and the IWWA Board of Directors approved an additional $1,500 for a total of $4,500 to establish a facility for captive breeding of the white-winged wood duck at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. This facility would accommodate up to ten (10) pairs for breeding as well as holding pens for juveniles. The IWWA continues to grant funds (between $500 and $1,000) annually to support the white-winged wood duck program at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl.
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