Destruction of wetland and forest habitat for agriculture
Estimated at 350 - 1,500 individuals
Captive conservation efforts:
Backed by grants from the IWWA, Sylvan Heights Waterfowl has established a large captive population of White-winged Ducks in the United States. The birds are loaned to zoos and skilled aviculturists in an effort to increase their numbers and offset limited genetic diversty within the captive population.