The U.S. population of eastern mallards has plunged inexplicably by 50 percent in the last 20 years, causing ESF scientists to launch research into understanding why.
A big THANK YOU to everyone for your support and generosity. The campaign has ended, and because of you we exceeded our fundraising goal. Be sure to follow our work in the future at schummerlab.weebly.com and Thank You again!
Long-term data collected along the Atlantic Flyway indicates the birds' numbers are falling dramatically, but scientists cannot explain why. Be sure to watch our 4 videos on this page to better understand the science and direction of our work. We will use innovative techniques to help get mallards back on track. Our thematic areas include productivity (ducklings/hen), habitat change, and genetics. In the process of producing robust science to provide information vital to wildlife managers, we also will train the next generation of wildlife conservationists. Indeed, our campaign to Rescue the Eastern Mallard will bring back wildlife and help SUNY-ESF train the future generation of conservationists!
All charitable donations made here will be fully dedicated to the Rescue the Eastern Mallard project headed by Dr. Michael Schummer at SUNY-ESF. Your donation is being made to the ESF College Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization which handles all philanthropy for the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. The tax id number is: 15-6023443. All charitable donations made to the ESF College Foundation are fully tax deductible, as allowed by law. If you have any questions or concerns regarding donations, please contact us in the ESF Development Office at (315) 470-6683. Or, you can email your question to email@example.com
A huge THANK YOU to Delta Waterfowl for their generous support for this project! And a reminder to donors of this crowdfunding effort - Delta Waterfowl is offering a complimentary 1 year membership to new members if you join them in supporting this project at the $100 level.
The weekly Duck Migration Update for November 4-10 2019 is now available from Dr. Schummer's Lab at https://schummerlab.weebly.com/duck-migration-forecast.html Check it out!
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