About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Did you know that 98 cents out of
every dollar generated by the sales of Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or
lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System?
Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as “Duck Stamps,”
are pictorial stamps produced by the U.S. Postal Service for the U.S. Fish &
Wildlife Service. They were originally created in 1934 as the federal licenses
required for hunting migratory waterfowl. Today, Federal Duck Stamps are a vital
tool for wetland conservation.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Fringe Tree River Banks / Adrian F. Van Dellen ©, Blue-winged teal / Marvin DeJong ©
Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014