Available Fall 2019

ECOLOGY CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION

The Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation & Management Certification verifies individuals have acquired a solid understanding of ecological principles.

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Meeting the Industry Need

Responsible land and water use, along with conservation methods, are important for the future of natural resources. To help the next generation understand ecology issues and gain experience in the field that helps lead to a meaningful career in natural resources management, Ducks Unlimited has developed the Ecology & Conservation Management Certification.

The Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation & Management Certification verifies that individuals have obtained exceptional knowledge and skills in the areas of ecological principles and wildlife management, as well as habitat, forest, grasslands, wetlands and waterfowl conservation and management.

As a result of the greater value society has begun to place on natural resources and the environment, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 8% job growth in wildlife management from 2016-2026. Careers include wildlife habitat manager, wildlife population manager, wildlife research ecologist, wildlife law enforcement officer and others.

Industry Standards

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:

Ecological Principles 
Ecological Principles

20%

Wildlife Conservation & Management 
Wildlife Conservation & Management

30%

Species Identification 
Species Identification

10%

Habitat Conservation & Management 
Habitat Conservation & Management

40%

Ecological Principles

20%

Species Identification

10%

Wildlife Conservation & Management

30%

Habitat Conservation & Management

40%

About Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.

"It’s important that students understand not only the conservation and ecology of wildlife and wildlife habitat, but also their personal roles as future stewards."

Mark Horobetz
Manager of Youth & Education Programs
Ducks Unlimited