Hunter Wetlands Centre

Adopt a Freckled Duck

Freckled ducks are listed as vulnerable species on the schedules of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act (1995). They will become endangered unless we stop draining, clearing and grazing wetlands, changing natural river flows, and illegally shooting them! Over the past twenty years the Hunter Wetlands Centre has developed a reputation as one of the most successful captive breeders of freckled ducks in Australia.

By adopting one of our freckled ducks you’re helping to protect one of the world’s rarest ducks. All money raised from donations goes directly into improving our enclosures, providing our freckled ducks with food and veterinary care, and other sundry expenses. As a community-supported organisation, the Hunter Wetland Centre relies on donations to continue its valuable work helping to conserve these amazing, uniquely Australian birds. In a world first, the Hunter Wetlands Centre is proposing to release Freckled Ducks from our conservation breeding program and track them using satellite technology. Fund raising for predator-proof fencing and the purchase of transmitters is ongoing. 

 

        

Levels of Sponsorship (for 12 months):

Level One - $20

  • Personalised adoption certificate
  • Fact sheet about Freckled Ducks
  • Wetland supporter sticker

Level Two - $40

  • All the above PLUS:
  • Free family pass to visit HWC

Level Three - $60

  • All the above PLUS:
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Freckled duck enclosure (includes free entry)

Level Four - $100 

  • Personalised adoption certificate
  • Fact sheet about Freckled Ducks
  • Wetland supporter sticker
  • 12 month Membership to HWC
  • Duck naming rights

For further information or to donate to the cause, please follow the following link: