Livingston Ripley
Waterfowl Conservancy

Protecting waterfowl and their habitats through research, education and conservation action

 

 

 

Livingston Ripley
Waterfowl Conservancy

Protecting waterfowl and their habitats through research, education and conservation action

 

          

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Our Mission

The mission of the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) is to conserve waterfowl and wetlands through research, education, and conservation action.
 


Brief Overview

LRWC houses one of the largest and most diverse
collections of waterfowl
in North America;
the Conservancy maintains a flock of over 80 species
totaling over 500 birds
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LRWC is a breeding facility for rare and endangered species 
and thus helps to maintain genetic diversity in the captive waterfowl population, is involved in Species Survival Plans,
and has participated in Captive Release Programs,
all important facets of conservation.

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LRWC also conducts and supports a diverse array of
research studies related to broadening the understanding
of waterfowl and avian conservation.

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In addition, the Conservancy’s waterfowl provide
a unique opportunity for students of all ages to engage in personal connections with birds.
The chance to study living examples of avian
biodiversity firsthand leaves students with a greater appreciation for birds and the desire to
conserve them and their habitats.
LRWC offers Environmental Education Programs
for elementary, middle, high school, and college
students as well as for adults. Programs are given
at LRWC, in classrooms around Connecticut and New York,                                                                    
and now over the web to anywhere in the world through our Distance Learning Programs.  
     

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LRWC is also open for public visitation during the
spring, summer, and fall, providing visitors from all over
the chance to learn about waterfowl, wetlands, and
the efforts to conserve them.

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Please explore the pages of our website to learn more about the Conservancy's programs.

 



55 Duck Pond Road, P.O. Box 210, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759

 

Phone: 860.567.2062 / Fax: 860.567.4369/ info@lrwc.net