The International Wild Waterfowl Association was established in 1958 by aviculturists, conservationists, and ornithologists.
Currently, one-third of all wild waterfowl are considered threatened or endangered. Habitat loss and human population growth are the primary causes of waterfowl declines, and these factors are growing annually.LEARN MORE
Celebrating 60 Years of Waterfowl Conservation
The Future of Wild Waterfowl
The IWWA addresses key needs for the future of endangered waterfowl: protection of natural habitat and increased capacity of captive breeding facilities. We also support aspiring aviculturists, biologists, and conservationists by providing valuable training experience and internships.
SUPPORT FOR CONSERVATION
Every year, the IWWA Board of Directors distributes the funds raised during the previous IWWA conference to support worthy waterfowl projects.LEARN MORE
GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS
The IWWA provides need-based financial assistance for avicultural training and internships through the Liz Glassco Hudson Memorial Grant.LEARN MORE
WATERFOWL IN AVICULTURE SURVEY
Our 2020 survey results are in! IWWA conducts surveys in an effort to proactively prevent rare species from disappearing from captive collections.LEARN MORE
2023 IWWA Conference
Each year, the International Wild Waterfowl Association convenes in a different location to tour zoological facilities, network with professionals in the field of avian biology and conservation, and discuss the current state of wild waterfowl. The funds raised from the conference’s auction and raffle support waterfowl conservation projects.
Learn more about the 2023 IWWA conference and how to register.LEARN MORE
See photos of our previous IWWA conferences around the world.VIEW PHOTOS